[TUHS] Fwd: Helping in the battle against SCO
grog at lemis.com
Fri Sep 12 03:32:32 AEST 2003
On Wednesday, 10 September 2003 at 17:41:49 -0700, Andru Luvisi wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Norman Wilson wrote:
>> I don't see how any diffing we do will make any difference
>> `in the battle against SCO.'
> Some ways that I can see it being a good thing to do:
> If SCO holds up a piece of common code and the good guys have no
> response, that is bad.
Agreed. That doesn't apply to either piece of code they've shown so
far. This is http://www.lemis.com/grog/SCO/code-comparison.html
> If SCO holds up a piece of common code and the good guys already
> know that it actually came from BSD, and are prepared to
> demonstrate such, that is good.
That's the second example :-) The question I've asked SCO is: how
could you have missed the Berkeley license agreement at the beginning
of this file? SCO have backed off claiming that this is System V
code, and claim it's just an example of their code comparison
techniques. But on slide 15 of their presentation
clearly claim that it's System V code. This suggests that SCO have
recognized their error, though they haven't yet had the decency to
apologize to the BSD community.
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