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Reports say SCO may have violated GNU General Public License, GPL; eWeek says parts of Linux kernel code were copied into Unix System V source tree by former or current SCO employees. [The Inquirer]
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According to Mark Heise of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner; SCO outside law firm, GNU GPL, by which Linux kernel and much other code is licensed, is invalid due to being preempted by US copyright law. Forum comments. [LWN: Linux Weekly News]
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Random Site Quote: [Posted August 20, 2003 by corbet] It is time to have a look at some statements by Mark Heise of Boies, Schiller, & Flexner - SCO's outside law firm - which were initially reported in the Wall Street Journal and extensively repeated thereafter. According to Mr. Heise, the General Public
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SCO press release says nothing about IBM description of SCO conduct; but instead attacks GPL as, in part, created by Free Software Foundation to supplant current US copyright laws. [PR Newswire]
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Random Site Quote: SCO Says IBM's Amended Complaint, Based on GPL, is Built on a Shaky Foundation SCO Company logo. (PRNewsFoto)[TC] LINDON, Utah, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. ) today made the following announcement: On Friday, September 26, IBM filed an amendment to its legal complaint
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Reader email shows that SCO-Caldera changed their policy about GPL quickly, documents this with quote from SCO website: this material is provided AS-IS and at no charge. [The Inquirer]
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Today's Wall Street Journal quotes SCO outside lawyer Mark Heise saying GPL is preempted by US federal copyright law; GPL license lets software and work derived from it be copied by anyone at no charge. [The Inquirer]
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Reader letters with links and quotes from SCO website showing SCO use of GPL principles, with some insightful comments. [The Inquirer]
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Samba team issued statement on SCO including Samba in its latest release of Unixware. Samba is distributed under GNU GPL. For SCO to keep using open source software when attacking others for such is hypocrisy. [The Inquirer]
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CEO issues another open letter; challenges legal status of GPL with what SCO says are legal precedents that will terminate the idea of copyleft. [SCO]
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Random Site Quote: Open Letter on Copyrights
Open Letter on Copyrights Since last March The SCO Group ("SCO") has been involved in an increasingly rancorous legal controversy over violations of our UNIX intellectual property contract, and what we assert is the widespread presence of our copyrighted UNIX code in Linux. These controversies will

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Eben Moglen, Professor of Law, Columbia University, FSF pro bono general counsel for last decade, says no need to fear GPL being tested in US Court, astonished by latest SCO legal tactic to reject GPL validity. [The Register]
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Random Site Quote: The GPL will win, claims law prof. Why SCO's latest tactic would fail a Law School exam , 19th August 2003 08:17 GMT Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia University and the FSF's pro bono general counsel for the past decade, says that there's nothing to fear from the GPL (General Public
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Open letter by CEO Darl McBride gives view on key issue of US copyright law versus GNU GPL; warns that current legal controversies will rage for at least another 18 months, until original case against IBM goes to trial. [eWeek]
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Random Site Quote: In an open letter released on Thursday, SCO CEO Darl McBride responded to recent criticism by the Unix community and leveled a strong attack on the GNU General Public License.
Linux & Open Source - eWeek SCO Group Launches Broadside Against GPL In an open letter released on Thursday, SCO CEO Darl McBride responded to recent criticism by the Unix community and leveled a strong attack on the GNU General Public License. The SCO Group, which is involved in a protracted

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