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SCO files for bankruptcy - fact check

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 207.6.254.232] on September 17, 2007 06:48 AM
You wrote:
"At one point. Darl McBride -- the CEO who has walked SCO off the legal gangplank -- claimed that Linux contained and was infringing the copyright on a million lines of code belonging to SCO. Linus Torvalds responded at the time to McBride's claim by saying "He's lying." A judge eventually agreed with Torvalds."

While I'm no fan of SCO (any more) or McBride (ever), the above might lead some to a false conclusion. No judge has yet to rule on whether or not Linux infringes on any copyrights -- what the judge has ruled is that SCO does not *own* the copyrights so any infringement is moot as it is not SCO's to prosecute. Linux may infringe but the copyright owner (Novell) has stated it will not pursue any copyright infringements.

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