[Talk] Re: [Linux-aus] SCO position, rationale and AUUG

Chris Maltby 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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