DNA Argument etc..
Posted Aug 21, 2003 2:38 UTC (Thu) by maguska
In reply to: DNA Argument
Parent article: Why SCO won't show the code
Well, Mr McBride might have forgotten that his DNA is more than 80% identical to Caenorhabditis Elegans (a "nice" worm with 302 neurons). I hope the small 20% difference will be enough to make him able to understand our reasons and pursuade him.
Since Linux is open source, SCO could also used it, and it's hard for them to prove that Linux is the copy and not their UNIX parts.
They could also show the copied parts in Linux's open source code, they don't have to show their one. This would make it possible to rewrite the problematical parts without signing secrecy agreements (it has another name, but I've forgotten it by now :) ).
I was thinking about copyright law, and..
It would be funny if - for instance - the A-bomb team (A. Einstein, Fermi, Neumann Janos, Wiegner Jeno, Szilard Leo and Teller Ede) announce sueing Russia breaking A-bomb copyright (or patent, I don't know which). Teller Ede is still living, so it could be happen!
again, excuse me for grammatical mistakes
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