Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th May 2005 20:13 UTC
SGI and IRIX Can a proprietary Unix be a desktop OS that competes with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktops? Although it may lack the visual effects of OS X, and installation is tricky in parts, Irix is a stable desktop OS -- possibly because it runs only on SGI's own hardware. Read the rest at NewsForge.
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Re: SGI? Copycat...
by walterbyrd on Sun 22nd May 2005 04:23 UTC


>>My point is very clear, nobody should copy anything to the Linux kernel and not mentioning where the code is copied from...<<

I'm afraid I have to correct you, yet again. You claimed that SGI admitted to having copied scox's proprietary UNIX code into Linux. I read the entire article, and I saw no such admission.

Here is what I found:

"It appears that most or all of the System V fragments we found had previously been placed in the public domain, meaning it is very doubtful that the SCO Group has any proprietary claim to these code fragments."

Looks to me a PR stunt very similar to what scox tried to pull during scoforum 2003. That is when scox tried to claim that they were showing the infringing code. Scox's claims were debunked within an hour, when the F/OSS community identified that code as being open source BSD.

I told you, don't ever believe scox.