SCO’s McBride wins match, Torvalds requests do-over.
“In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community, the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux from the United States.
The DOJ ruling comes after Darl McBride, CEO of SCO Group, and Linus Torvalds, original developer of the Linux kernel, agreed to arm wrestle over the disputed code in lieu of seeking a court ruling. Overall, SCO has been the subject of a great deal of criticism from the open-source community after charging that its proprietary Unix System V source code was illegally used in IBM’s AIX operating system and Linux distributions.”
In an ironic footnote, viewing this story in the open source Mozilla browser made my computer crash.