June 12th, 2003, 04:28 AM
Has SCO violated the GPL?
This could be really big.
Read about it hear.
The source, who has seen both the Unix System V source code and the Linux source code and who assisted with a SCO project to bring the two kernels closer together, said that SCO "basically re-implemented the Linux kernel with functions available in the Unix kernel to build what is now known as the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) in SCO Unix."
\"Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.\" — Kernighan & Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.
June 12th, 2003, 04:36 AM
I was just reading that a few moments ago. Talk about poetic justice.
June 12th, 2003, 04:39 AM
the sad thing is that when the lawyers finally start reviewing GPL and go through with their fine comb, i'm sure they're going to find more things to say about GPL...