Linus on documenting patch provenance
Posted May 24, 2004 5:47 UTC (Mon) by lakeland
In reply to: Linus on documenting patch provenance
Parent article: Linus on documenting patch provenance
What you're suggesting would be an extremely dangerous game. As soon as
the company cried foul, the sources of the patch would come to light and
they'd all be pointing at one person -- an employee of the company.
At this point Linux is largely clear, I'm not even sure they have to
remove the code. And if they do, I would expect they would be given quite
generous timeframes given they'd shown due dilligence, etc.
It might work, but odds are the damage will be minor. I would hazard a
guess that making unsubstantiated lies as a PR gives better mileage with
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