"One of the more interesting pieces of news over the last few
months has been Caldera's purchase of the Unix side of SCO. As
Linux is the basis of Caldera's own product line, speculation has
been rife about what will happen to the SVRn source code, and how
it will impact Linux."
"Some people have suggested that Caldera open-source the entire
source tree, while people on the other side of the spectrum have
suggested that it will lead to the dilution of Linux's single
"Quite apart from the fact that the Linux community appears to
tolerate porting the kernel to all manner of processors, and the
development of all different kinds of distribution, without
allowing the source tree to split, I feel the whole question of
open-sourcing SVRn, versus proprietorizing Linux, is misstating the
"Linux, like Unix before it, is an example of "development
by community", and once we realize that, it changes the focus
entirely. What are the other things that rely on communities
for their existence?"
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