[Talk] SCO news - analysts says they saw UNIX code in Linux
conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Jun 10 10:20:19 EST 2003
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:43:14AM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Tuesday, 10 June 2003 at 9:12:21 +1000, David Purdue wrote:
> > See the story at:
> > http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/06/09/1055010912770.html
> > A couple of non-programmers from a couple of analyst firms were
> > shown two blocks of code and say that 80 lines of code and comments
> > were the same.
> Hmm. If they're identical, I don't suppose you have to be a
> programmer, especially if they contain comments.
> > What they did not see were any change control records to establish
> > where this block of code came from.
> You'd think that SCO would want to make that clear, wouldn't you?
I don't believe that it is possible to certify that the source revision
system hasn't been tampered with or conjured into artificial existence.
How, therefore, can SCO prove this point?
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