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Thursday, August 21, 2003  

Here's a cNet article about how the Linux community scoffs at SCO's evidence. I found Bruce Perens article entitled: Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show much more entertaining and informative. He basically blows away any doubt that the three code snippets shown were in any way SCO's property, documenting that two of the three were released with BSD licenses, and the third was a clean room implementation of the code based opon instructions that specified variable names (and even then, the non clean room implementation was released under BSD licenses). I loved the fact that they traced one of the code snippets back to a 1968 book, and a 1973 implementation of it by Dennis Ritchie. Yea, this is critical intellectual property that SCO needs to sue IBM for 3 billion dollars...

posted by David | 8/21/2003 11:51:00 AM


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