Re: BEWARE SCAM: SCO Announces Intellectual Property License for Linux
From: Bill Unruh (unruh_at_string.physics.ubc.ca)
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:57:00 +0000 (UTC)
Davorin Vlahovic <A-Burn@fly.srk.fer.hr> writes:
]In article <email@example.com>, pbs wrote:
]>>>This has got to a scam.
]>>>Linux does *not* run any SCO proprietary software.
]Yes, it does! http://linux-abi.sourceforge.net
I think you are confusing "run" with "is able to run". That project allows a
user to take his fully paid for and legal SCO binary, and run it under Linux.
There is absolutely nothing "illegal" about that.
What the user is saying is that Linux does not contain any SCo software.
That is of course the point that is open to debate (although SCOs unwillingness
to point out what code they claim makes their stance pretty weak and dubious.)
]> Suppose a programmer once had access to SYSV daemon code. When this
]> application was re-written for GNU, to impress the community of her
]> programming skills she could pagerised some functions and pretend that
]> they were hers. If the deamon is then GPLed unless someone has access to
]> the original SYSV code then peer review would not pick it up.
]Read http://www.theinquirer.net, and find an article about a programmer
]that worked in SCO, and was a great contributor to OS/GNU/FSF project.
So? What is the evidence that that programmer then also took proprietary code
and put it into the GPLed software?
]If they wanted to sue someone, it should be that guy, not IBM ;)
He does not own $1,000,000,000.
]Also, you can find that SCO does not want you to take any of their
]licences (a man called them, and they refused to sell it).