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Re: SCO after BSD settlement

From: Gary Thorpe <gathorpe79@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 20:52:38 -0500 (EST)

--- Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx> wrote:
> -On [20031122 03:52], Gary Thorpe (gathorpe79@xxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >By the way, how would Linux/BSD zealots feel if SCO ripped out parts
> of 
> >Linux/BSD and put it into SVRx and relicensed it and claimed it as
> their 
> >own? If, _if_ this is what happened except with the players reversed
> >there is certainly nothing defensible about it.
> Mootpoint.  Microsoft already did this to BSD code.  We allow it. :)
> -- 
> Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no
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Actually, Microsoft did not break the license: I am sure the "Copyright
Berkeley" etc. message is either in the soure or the manuals.

What Microsoft has not done is taken BSD code and claimed they wrote it
(yet). That would be "relicensing" and it would violate the BSD
license, wouldn't it?

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