internetnews.com: Analyst: Linux Kernel Code Seems to be Copied
Aug 07, 2003, 17:00 (42 Talkback[s])
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"On the day that IBM and SCO Group escalated their ongoing legal
battle of misappropriated source code, SCO Group received some
surprising backing of its claims that the 2.4 version of the Linux
kernel contains code copied from SCO's Unix System V kernel.
"'Our review of source code and documents appears supportive of
SCO claims, though we are not legal experts and IP matters are not
always transparent,' Deutsche Bank Securities analyst Brian Skiba
said in a research note Thursday after visiting SCO's headquarters
in Lindon, Utah, Wednesday.
"'A direct and near-exact duplicate of source code appears
between the Linux 2.4 kernel and Unix System V kernel in routines
shown to us...'"