"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
"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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