[Talk] Re: [Linux-aus] SCO position, rationale and AUUG
chris at sw.oz.au
Fri May 23 10:50:17 EST 2003
> On Thursday, 22 May 2003 at 19:01:24 +1000, Chris Maltby wrote:
>> There's a missing piece to this story (I don't know if Kirk goes on
>> to add something like):
>> One of the more unexpected outcomes was that USL was found to
>> have breached the rights of the authors of the BSD code and
>> so they were obliged to add attributions to System V source
>> code for all the "borrowings" it made from various BSDs. A
>> project was launched to identify the contributors of those
>> borrowings so that the correct attributions could be made in
>> the System V source.
On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 09:26:24AM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> Are you sure of this? I did some work on syslogd (a BSD program) for
> a nameless System V vendor a couple of years after the lawsuit was
> settled, and there was no BSD license in the source. I added one, and
> it was removed again.
Well, it may only be kernel contributions that ended up being attributed.
Mine was for adding inode caching and hashed lookup in edition 6 days,
which was circulated by BSD and included into edition 7...
There was a reference to it as recently as 1998 in UnixWare, but not
a specific copyright notice.
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