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McKusick on SCO's latest copyright claims
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 12/30/2003 07:10 AM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
NewsForge asked longtime Unix and BSD guru Kirk McKusick, who has intimate knowledge of the original ATamp;T versus BSD legal battles over Unix source code in the early 1990s, to comment on SCO's recent claims of copyright infringement in Linux. McKusick says he believes Torvalds when he says he did not copy the files in question, but notes that may be not the real issue here. McKusick also questions whether the GPL license could be applied to the code even if the requisite copyright notices had appeared.