My write-up of your research
Posted Aug 20, 2003 7:35 UTC (Wed) by ekj
In reply to: My write-up of your research
Parent article: Heise reports from SCO Forum
This also happens to demonstrate very nicely why SCO has been so reluctant to identify which wrongdoing, exactly, they are accusing us of. Other than that it involves "IP" and "Contract law".
They know fully that they have no evidence whatsoever that will stand up to even the briefest scrutiny.
This incident demonstrates that. As soon as they release the smallest possible hint of evidence, two slides totaling maybe 40 lines of codes, thousands of nerds descend upon it, dive into Google, and appear minutes later waving embarassing references to fucking K&R (If there is ONE place for code to appear to rule out that said code can be called a "Trade Secret" then it is K&R), aswell as the equally unwelcome fact that SCO themselves BSD-licensed the code in question.
I predict that the same, or something very similar will happen to all other "evidence" that SCO publish. Furthermore I am fairly sure that SCO is aware of this.
There's no other plausible explanation for their behaviour.
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