Don't you malloc() me...
This, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/966726/posts , I find amusing.
Fascinating article on the history Unix, BSD, and Linux... thanks for posting.
This reminds me so much of the Synoptic Problem.
At the time that both C and UNIX were created, everyone involved was working for Bell Labs. Since the employer owns the copyright on all work product, this isn't so crazy. It most certainly doesn't belong to Dennis Ritchie.
I wonder what the hell SCO is thinking. Even if their claim is in some way valid, they are alienating the entire nix community with their pressreleases.
Eric: SCO has nothing more to lose. SCO is already well on its way to the scrap heap of history. By suing IBM they have a wealthy patron in Microsoft, and in the off chance they win ... there's another good chunk of change.
It looks like SCO the company (really Caldera, the 'real' SCO is now called Tarantella) doesn't really have anything to gain. The ones trying to win this, through an inflated stok price, are the insiders.
By my referring to Dennis Ritchie I wasn't implying he had copyright but rather that he'd have a definitive view as to when the code was first created.
Ummm as Caldera were the beneficiaries of the Digital Research v Microsoft suit it would be a supreme irony of corporate relations that saw Caldera doing Microsoft's work for them.
I don't mean to be pedantic (this time), but is that a syntax error on the second line of the second picture?
My guess is that they screwed it up when they formatted the text for the presentation (adding all those fancy colors and that devilishly clever Symbol font obfuscation scheme).
Sven G. Ali
Yeah, I don't get that font obfuscation scheme. Was the comment so secret that it needed to be hidden? And if so, why didn't they just eliminate it from the slide altogether?
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