[Discussioni][Fwd: [Am-info] Torvalds Slams SCO]

Christian Surchi christian a softwarelibero.it
Ven 22 Ago 2003 16:38:10 CEST

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From: Fred A. Miller <fmiller lightlink.com>
To: am-info <am-info venice.essential.org>
Subject: [Am-info] Torvalds Slams SCO
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 23:23:50 -0400

"eWEEK: For its part though, SCO has said that there are so many lines of 
code, and a variety of applications and devices that use that code, that 
simply removing the offending code would not be technically feasible or 
possible and would not solve the problem. Do you agree? 

Torvalds: They are smoking crack. Their slides said there are [more than] 
800,000 lines of SMP code that are "infringing," and they are just off their 
rocker. The SMP code was written by a number of Linux people I know well (I 
did a lot of the SMP IRQ scalability myself, personally), so their claims are 
just ludicrous. And they claim they own JFS [journaled file system 
technology] too. Whee. They're not shy about claiming ownership of other 
people's code-while at the same time beating their breasts about how they 
have been wronged. So the SCO people seem to have a few problems keeping the 
truth straight, but if there is something they know all about, it's 

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