Posted Jun 13, 2003 15:48 UTC (Fri) by eru
Parent article: Does SCO own read-copy-update?
A quote from The Age interview: The Yankee Group as well as the other analyst firms and members of the press, were only shown small portions of a few pieces of code. In my case, I saw Unix System V, version 4.1. Incidentally, this particular code is from the early 1980s, and hence predates Linus Torvalds' first Linux code.
I wonder if she was seeing code snippets that might appear (as C-like pseudocode) in Maurice J. Bach's The Design of the Unix Operating System, a widely read text book? I could imagine some algorithms adapted from it appearing in the kernel, but would that be illegal copying of Unix code?
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