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SCO: The party never ends

Sep 20, 2009, 23:04 (2 Talkback[s])

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"SCO has failed to provide any evidence during six long years of litigation but has claimed $5 billion from IBM in compensation.

"To back these allegations, Darl McBride, then the chief executive of The SCO Group, claimed: "…When you look in the code base [of the Linux kernel], and you see line-by-line copy of our UNIX System V code - not just the code itself, but comments to the code, titles that were in the comments and humour elements that were in the comments - you see that everything is taken straight across. Everything is exactly the same except they have stripped off the copyright notices and pretended it was just Linux code."

"McBride also made the astonishing claim that "We counted over a million lines of code that we allege are infringed in the Linux kernel today." Six years on, no evidence has been shown to substantiate these claims. The Linux kernel code, in all its versions, is there for all to see."

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