[Talk] SCO news - analysts says they saw UNIX code in Linux

Gary R. Schmidt grschmidt at acm.org
Wed Jun 11 00:07:08 EST 2003

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.
> What they did not see were any change control records to establish where
> this block of code came from.

Hmm, non-programmers and 80 lines of code - could it be that the 80 
lines constitute a function, and if a sufficiently experienced 
programmer was to look at it they would recognise it as being lifted 
lock, stock, and comments from "Uncle Fester's Big Book of Code 
Snippets", first published in 1969??????

		Gary	B-)

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