E-Commerce Times is running a "special
on the SCO case. The article is most interesting in that it
shows that the wider press is beginning to figure out that there are GPL
issues involved in SCO's having distributed the disputed code. "'The
GPL issue is something we've just recently been looking at,' SCO
spokesperson Blake Stowell told the E-Commerce Times. 'It's been said that
maybe we've contributed Unix source code to Linux, because SCO was formerly
a distributor of Linux.'
However, Stowell said, when the company discovered that its source code had
been incorporated into Red Hat Linux, it stopped
distributing its own version of Linux and ended any further Linux
development. This move, he noted, showed that SCO was acting according to
another GPL clause that could shore up its case.
" It's about time
they started thinking about the GPL...
On a similar front, NZheretic's
comment to another LWN article is worth a look for those who haven't
seen it; there's a great deal of detail regarding SCO's involvement in the
Trillian project, which worked to bring Linux to the ia64 processor.
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