The text of IBM's counterclaims
Posted Aug 8, 2003 22:11 UTC (Fri) by dmantione
In reply to: The text of IBM's counterclaims
Parent article: The text of IBM's counterclaims
Exactly, it's perfectly legal to license some open source software to someone, and then
license some of your other "intelectual property" to the same person under a different
BUT, because the GPL does not allow you to link GPL code against non-gpl code, the
user cannot legally combine both pieces. This would mean the end user cannot legally
use Linux, wether or not he has an SCO license.
SCO did still violate the GPL, because by compiling a Linux kernel, they link what they
claim as non-GPL code to GPL code, which is not allowed.
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