Oops...SCO used *Linux* (GPL) code in SCO Unixware......

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by steve, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    ....and they didn't release the source as the license requires....

    http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/09/2358237

    Linux Kernel Code May Have Been in SCO UnixWare
    Posted by timothy on Wednesday August 10, @12:37PM
    from the hard-to-say-sonny-hard-to-say dept.

    Random BedHead Ed writes "Groklaw has some interesting new information
    online. In an entry today, PJ has posted the Deposition of Erik W.
    Hughes (PDF), a SCO employee. Hughes' 2004 testimony reveals that the
    Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) of UnixWare somehow used kernel code.
    Exactly how it was used is not clear. UnixWare was released under a
    proprietary license, but the General Public License under which Linux is
    distributed requires derivative works to use the same license. As PJ
    says, it's "now apparent why SCO tried to say the GPL is
    unconstitutional" back in 2003."
     
    steve, Aug 11, 2005
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  2. steve

    thing2 Guest

    So what should happen next is the effected Linux copyright holders file
    for an injunction stopping the users of SCO from using this product as
    it breaks the GPL.

    This may sound like being as bad as SCO, but my understanding is if as a
    copyright holder you become aware of an infringment but do nothing, you
    loose all or a substantial amount of the copyright protection?

    So its catch22 me thinks.

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing2, Aug 11, 2005
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  3. steve

    AD. Guest

    You're thinking of trademarks :)
     
    AD., Aug 11, 2005
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  4. steve

    thing2 Guest

    Trademarks for definate.

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing2, Aug 12, 2005
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  5. it may have been
    It may have not been
    yet you claim not that it "may" have been
    that it IS been

    Dont misrepresebnt situations for your political crap causes
     
    FreedomChooser, Aug 13, 2005
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  6. steve

    shannon Guest

    It IS been ?
    LOL
     
    shannon, Aug 13, 2005
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  7. steve

    steve Guest

    "may" is the voice of the article.

    "did" is the voice of the Linux kernel guy
    who says they did.

    Don't misrepresent the situation, FascistChamp.
     
    steve, Aug 13, 2005
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  8. steve

    steve Guest

    shannon wrote:

    FC can barely think...never mind speak English.
     
    steve, Aug 13, 2005
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  9. steve

    Bret Guest

    Umm.... That's the heading of the article you didn't read or even look
    at.
     
    Bret, Aug 13, 2005
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  10. ho ho ho
    thats rich coming from FascistCandadian
     
    FreedomChooser, Aug 13, 2005
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  11. steve

    Bling-Bling Guest

    "It is been" is nonsense language.


    Bling Bling
     
    Bling-Bling, Aug 13, 2005
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