[oclug] Case Closed
mailing at devspace.com
Wed Jul 30 06:36:38 EDT 2003
At 21:13 28/07/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>re: SCO fuddle duddle..:)
>End of story. Period
>If interested consider reviewing...the following:
No it is not. Lets assume that it is a contract breach. In that case IBM
entered code into the Linux code base something that should not have been
there. If SCO wins the contract breach then the code that is in Linux is
not allowed to be there. The Linux community can then either roll back to
2.2 or pay SCO a fee for the sources.
In fact this way of arguing like it states in the article is very
dangerous. It could end up going SCO's direction...
That is something to worry about...
If I may add some spice to this argument, lets consider some
ramifications. SCO is arguing about derivative works. Is that not what
the GPL argues? The GPL says that if you add code and create a derivative
work then you must Open Source your stuff as well. Well, gee, is this not
what SCO is arguing? Except that SCO says you must keep the sources private.
I am not a lawyer, but if SCO looses the GPL might loose as well... Not
that I think it is a bad thing. I always hated the derivative works
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