Re: Source licensing

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 12:55:02 CDT

At 1:28 PM -0400 5/10/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>This is why Richard Stallman was much more careful about accepting
>>software from contributors and ensuring that he got license
>>agreements for all contributions from contributors and their
>>employers. Unfortunately, Linus Torvalds was not anywhere near so
>>careful, hence the legal fight with SCO.
>No, no, no, no, no!!!
>There has never been even ONE line of code improperly included in
>Linux, nor has there ever been a shred of evidence in support of
>such a claim. Torvalds is FAR more careful in source code control
>than ANY proprietary company I've ever heard of. Moreover, SCO
>dropped the copyright element of its claim against IBM, once it was
>no longer able to chicane the court's demand for *evidence*.

I think you misinterpret my statement. Did Linus Torvalds get
written license agreements from contributors and their employers for
every contribution?

I did not say that he included any proprietary code.

Best regards,

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