NewsForge: Who is Telling the Truth, McBride or Torvalds?
Dec 25, 2003, 07:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
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"Who is telling the truth here? Logic tells us that both of them
aren't. On one hand, we have Darl McBride, the man who apparently
confuses threats to litigate with titillate, saying that a small
number of files (less than 10, unless you count each multiple times
the way SCO does) in Linux were copied from Unix. On the other, we
have Linus Torvalds, the father of the Linux revolution, saying he
knows firsthand that's not so.
"The proof of McBride's assertions seems to be nothing more
telling than the fact that there are files by the same name in both
Linux and SCO Unix. Why make preposterous claims with so little
evidence to offer? That's a good question, and it deserves a good