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Groklaw: UnitedLinux White Paper Shows SCO Thought JFS Came From AIX

Jun 28, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"I am getting a lot of email, telling me that a certain UnitedLinux white paper that was on SCO's website has been removed, as of this afternoon. The paper reveals that SCO knew perfectly well back in 2002 that JFS had been put into the Linux kernel by IBM--it says it was taken from AIX--and that UnitedLinux participants, including SCO, not only knew it, they advertised it as a plus. Actually, it didn't come from AIX. It came from OS/2, according to this article from the time period. But the point is that SCO has claimed it didn't discover the high-end things like JFS were in the kernel until later. The paper shows they had to know, and further, they not only didn't care, they thought it was worth telling the world about.

"Groklaw reported that SCO knew JFS was in UnitedLinux, quoting the whitepaper and providing a link, back in November of 2003 in an article we did debunking SCO's claims about the four main high-end things SCO was squawking about at the time, here, and I linked to that article twice in the last week or so in other articles. Today, it was also in part posted to the Yahoo! SCOX Message Board at 12:30 PM. By 2:32 PM, the whitepaper had disappeared from SCO's website..."

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