Subject: Re: BREAKING NEWS - "Offending Code" Specified (LinuxWorld)(Printview)
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From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/23/2003 13:22:31
Thus spake Jeremy C. Reed ("JCR> ") sometime Today...

JCR> It seems like SCO doesn't care about if rewritten, but the ABI of having
JCR> same values, like ENOMEM is 12 and so on.
JCR> ...
JCR> Our sys/errno.h and sys/signal.h says:
JCR>  * (c) UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.
JCR>  * All or some portions of this file are derived from material licensed
JCR>  * to the University of California by American Telephone and Telegraph
JCR>  * Co. or Unix System Laboratories, Inc. and are reproduced herein with
JCR>  * the permission of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.

That looks like a pretty important phrase.  Is SCO now equivalent to UNIX
System Laboratories...?

JCR> I didn't look at others (stat.h, ctype.h, ioctls.h, ipc.h, acct.h,
JCR> a.out.h, ecoff.h)  yet.

stat.h: yes
ctype.h: yes
ioctls.h: not present, but
ioctl.h: yes
ipc.h: yes
a.out.h: no
ecoff.h: not present

Considering we are using it with permission, unless:
- SCO is going to rescind permission, AND
- SCO's claims have any basis in fact

I would suspect we've not much to worry about.  Nonetheless, I'm a little
concerned out of habit (still have teeth marks on my brain from the days
of being Mentally Contaminated), so I'm asking how this all will affect

[Never mind the effect that the Broadband and Electronic On-Board
Copy Protection [DMR/Palladium/required hardware] are going to have on
Open Source as a whole if they pass...]

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