"That's the key question in the imbroglio over SCO's claims that
IBM, among others, improperly used Unix code to develop Linux. To
be honest, it's also the one question the open-source community
largely refuses to address.
"For all the pleadings and letters that will emerge from this
maelstrom, SCO's claims are fairly simple: It owns the bulk of the
intellectual property underlying Unix, and recently, some of its
code has been spied in Linux. Actually, make that quite a bit of
it, says SCO..."