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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.9 and GPL Buyout
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> SCO Just sent over a list of contaminated files with a "bill of health"
> certification for Linux that if we remove the identified files
> they will certify our Linux distribution as clean. They are also sending out
> some form of statement that we are
> not affiliated with them, and that we are competitors of SCO since we use
> Linux. They claim the following and I have
> a listing of files, lines numbers, etc. they told us we must remove in order
> for our Linux appliances to be considered
> "clean." This info might be useful to others. They have a cert program to
> remove the areas.
> Here it is. I can get the line numbers of the file and their names if anyone
> needs it, but the list is very big.
> 46 files
> 109,688 lines
> 101 files
> 56,587 lines
> 44 files
> 32,224 lines
> 173 Files
> 119,130 lines
> 1,185 files
> 829,393 lines
> Total files/lines they [allege] contains SCO source code
> 1,549 files
> 1,147,022 lines
> If you guys want the specific line numbers and filenames, I will ask them to
> post the specific filenames/line numbers they claim
> are theirs. They stated we can ship Linux with fear of being sued if we
> comply with their Linux Certification Program.

You can ship Linux without fear of being sued anyway.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.9 on an i686 machine (5537.79 GrumpyMips).
98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
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