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internetnews.com: Analyst: Linux Kernel Code Seems to be Copied

Aug 07, 2003, 17:00 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

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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...'"

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