[linux-elitists] SCO backpedals on BPF

Martin Pool mbp@sourcefrog.net
Tue Aug 26 21:46:15 PDT 2003

SCO have said the GPL is pre-empted by US Copyright law, though they
apparently have not said exactly what that would mean.  They seem to be
saying that the Linux authors may not allow redistribution.

SCO are still distributing Samba 3, thereby either accepting the GPL
under which it is offered or infringing on the Samba team's copyright. 
If the GPL is invalid, isn't their action illegal?  If the GPL is valid,
doesn't their recent statement mislead their customers and investors?

I'd love to hear SCO try to reconcile this in a press conference.



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