"In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community,
the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux from the United
"The DOJ ruling comes after Darl McBride, CEO of SCO Group, and
Linus Torvalds, original developer of the Linux kernel, agreed to
arm wrestle over the disputed code in lieu of seeking a court
ruling. Overall, SCO has been the subject of a great deal of
criticism from the open-source community after charging that its
proprietary Unix System V source code was illegally used in IBM's
AIX operating system and Linux distributions.
"With full approval from IBM to have Torvalds represent its
interests, the arm-wrestling match was held last night in Dodger
Stadium here in Los Angeles before a packed crowd of mostly
bespectacled onlookers. Bill Gates and Richard Stallman agreed to
officiate the match, which the wrestlers in advance agreed would
settle the SCO-IBM dispute once and for all..."
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