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Re: SCO after BSD settlement

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 12:08:15 -0800 (PST)

:I'm confused.  Clause #3 (advertising) was rescinded, yes, but isn't
:Gary referring to clause #2 (original copyright message included with
:docs/materials, for binaries), which is still very much in the license?
    This was brought up long ago.  I am fairly sure that some people ran
    'strings' on MS windows offerings and found Berkeley copyright messages
    embedded in the binaries, and I believe someone found copyright
    messages in certain pieces of documentation as well.

    But even if MS did not follow the requirement to the letter there is
    no point suing them... what kind of damages could UC extract from them
    for using free software freely?  Nothing, really.  MS is basically using
    the code the way we meant it to be used, and it would be silly to take
    them to task for it.

    The SCO situation is very different.

					Matthew Dillon 

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