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Re: SCO vs IBM

> I was just wondering. What do you think about the impact of this lawsuit
> against IBM on the OpenSource community? How about on Linux development
> itself?
> After all, there is this whole deal on the presence of proprietary code
> inserted into the Linux core.

I think that other than some bad publicity (though many companies will argue 
there's no such thing) this will be little more than an inconvenience for 
those involved. You have a larger chance that MS Windows has to be pulled 
because of copyright infringement than Linux. Any proprietary code in the 
kernel (if any) will be replaced before you notice it's there in the first 


Pieter Hulshoff
Spokesman Copyright workgroup legislation
Foundation for Open Source, the Netherlands (VOSN)