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Distortions and a chirp from Australia (SCO Lawsuit)

© September 2003 Tony Lawrence

SCO's Open Letter will be kicked to death on Slashdot, so I'm not going to say much about it here except to point out that this bit of weasely quoting doesn't do much for SCO's credibility:

The second development was an admission by Open Source leader Bruce Perens that UNIX System V code (owned by SCO) is, in fact, in Linux, and it shouldn't be there. Mr. Perens stated that there is "an error in the Linux developer's process" which allowed UNIX System V code that "didn't belong in Linux" to end up in the Linux kernel (source: ComputerWire, August 26, 2003)

That's NOT what Perens said at all. This is an outright distortion and misrepresentation. But I'll leave that for others to bang on. The very best place to read what Bruce really said is right at his own web site (link dead, sorry, this still exists).

This was an interesting related find: SCO may not know origin of code, says Australian UNIX historian

Now that wouldn't surprise me one bit.

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