[Linux-aus] Extent of sco's complaint.

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sat Jun 7 09:48:01 UTC 2003

On Thursday,  5 June 2003 at  9:21:25 -0400, Jon Maddog Hall wrote:
> Hi,
> Within reason (i.e. two lines of code is too few), the amount of
> code would probably not change the issue of copyright or license
> infringement....but might change the judgment of remedy.  I believe
> this was the case in AT&T vs BSD.  When it was proved that the
> amount of code in question was three files, AT&T withdrew.

Hmm.  My recollection was that that would have been enough (in fact it
was six files).  Copyrighted code is copyrighted code.  AT&T didn't
allow use of those files; they still required them to be fixed.  I go
into one example at http://www.lemis.com/grog/unix-in-BSD.html.

> In a lot of ways it is too bad that the BSD license reads as it
> does.  If SCO had to remove all the BSD licensed code from their
> "AT&T stream", it would probably be a LOT harder.

Heh.  A couple of days ago Warren Toomey discovered that the original
System V sources have more UCB copyright notices than AT&T and Bell
Labs copyright notices :-)

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