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  IBM Response to SCO-Caldera

In an in-depth analysis of IBM's Answer to SCO-Caldera's lawsuit MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: "In its Answer, IBM says that it does not know that Linus Torvalds originated Linux or that GPL software is open source software -- and IBM denies that Linux is an operating system. This is unbelievable, but if you carefully read IBM's Answer paragraph by paragraph, that is what it says! . . . IBM's Answer to SCO's . . . Complaint is a huge disappointment.

Moreover, IBM fails to deny SCO's allegation that Linux is an operating system derived from . . . UNIX. . . . We find it particularly problematic that IBM has not denied that claim in its Answer to SCO-Caldera's Complaint. . . . However, prominent and well-respected members of the Linux community refute SCO-Caldera's claim that Linux is a derivative of . . . UNIX source code. . . . Additionally, SCO-Caldera's Senior Vice-President, Chris Sontag recently admitted to MozillaQuest Magazine that there is no SCO-owned code in the kernel.org's Linux kernel.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 16, 2003 )


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