[Linux-aus] Thrust! Parry! Spin! Ha! (-: Grog slices up copying allegations :-)

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sun Aug 24 21:40:01 UTC 2003


    Summary [but the details are what make it worth reading! :-]

    This presentation was supposed to prove that Linux is abusing
    SCO intellectual property. It seems not only to completely
    and utterly fail in this purpose, but also to show a number
    of problems within SCO:

      * Neither example shows any current infringement of SCO
        intellectual property in the Linux kernel.

      * The first example appears to indicate that SCO, far from
        being an industry leader in UNIX technology, still uses
        the original, primitive version of malloc(), a central
        kernel function, a version which everybody else gave up
        years ago.

      * The second example says nothing about Linux, since it's
        obviously not SCO code. It does, however, suggest that
        SCO is abusing the BSD license.

      * Presumably SCO thinks these are some of the best examples.
        If this is the best they have to offer, they don't have a
        leg to stand on.

Round of applause, that man! (-:

Cheers; Leon

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