Friday, June 13, 2003

I, Cringely | The Pulpit [SCO, Linux, etc.]

I, Cringely | The Pulpit: "So it is probable that both System V and Linux developers ripped off BSD code. Since some BSD copyrights were obliterated by AT&T, SCO would not necessarily notice that code in question was really from BSD. And since there are probably few, if any, SCO developers who were involved with the creation of System V back when it was AT&T property they would have no institutional memory of this. It would appear to them that Linux developers stole their code, and not apparent that their code was itself stolen.
If true, this taints both Linux and Unix, which is sad, but hey, life goes on. It should be very interesting to see how it all plays out. What I STILL can't figure how SCO blames this all on IBM. "

Column also includes some interesting speculation about UWB.
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