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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.9 and GPL Buyout
David Weinehall wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 02:09:28PM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>[snip]
>
>
>
>>No. They seem to have some factual concrete evidence IP covered under
>>Employee
>>agreements was used and subsequently converted into Linux, and they are
>>very
>>confident of this. From a cursory viewpoint, it looks valid. I think
>>they have a case
>>(having been sued and nailed for the same type of thing by Novell).
>>
>>
>
>(Quoting from groklaw wrt that lawsuit:)
>
>"The judge had a few descriptive words for Mr. Merkey, as you will note
> particularly in paragraph 123 - 125 of the Findings of Fact:
>
> 124. In fact, however, Merkey is not just prone to exaggeration, he also
> is and can be deceptive, not only to his adversaries, but also to his
> own partners, his business associates and to the court. He deliberately
> describes his own, separate reality."
>
>[snip]
>
>Meanwhile, life goes on as usual in the real world.
>
>Oh, and if you happen to need any code I might have contributed to the
>kernel, it's available under the GPL. Only.
>
>
>Regards: David Weinehall
>
>
This was written by Novell's stooge Judge Schoefield. It's total
fiction. Don't worry, it will get cleared up soon.

More bugs to find ....

Jeff
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