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Re: [linrad] flavors and colors of Linux. Is RedHat strange orcharming?

One of the examples was at least as old as the first edition of the Kernighan and Richie book, and public domain in the strictest sense. The other example was an implementation of the Berkeley Packet Filter, a clean-room job and issued under the BSD license.

There is no infringing code, period.

As far as IBM proper is concerned, it appears that the "3-rocket-scientist" team looking for infringing code amounted to nothing more than a grep on the kernel tree for the strings JFS, SMP, RCA, NUMA, and SMP. Most of the "infringements" found were comments that the feature in question was not implemented.

If anything, the odds are that GPL code was illictly incorporated into SCO products.

Please see http://www.groklaw.net for a very full account of this and associated issues.


Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
w3sz@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Hello, All!

incorporating SCO-copyrighted code into it. They have sited specific examples from
the 2.4 and 2.5 kernels.

I have been following this pretty closely ... has SCO cited any code that was actually stolen?  This is the biggest irritation about this case ... they don't tell us what code was stolen (unless I have missed something).

To my knowledge, they have only publicly pointed to code that is the same in their Unix and Linux ... no surprise since this code was previously available, and incorporated legally into both products.

See http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/smoking-fizzle.html

-Joe KM1P