Lee Gomes of the Wall St. Journal Restores My Faith In Journalists

By Pamela Jones

August 12, 2003

Remember the first reporter called on in the last SCO teleconference? The one who asked several questions before they made him stop? The one who kept interrupting Darl to get real answers instead of generalities? Well, take a look at what he wrote here [ http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08122003/business/83192.asp ]. It will restore your faith that there are still some genuine reporters in this world. It's called "SCO not exactly the lovable little guy" and it gets better from there. The Wall Street Journal, of all places, which means all those stock traders living in Never Never Land are going to read it. Here's just a taste:

"SCO is claiming widespread copyright violations in Linux. So far, it has shown only one example to outsiders, and only to those who have signed a nondisclosure agreement -- such as Ian Lance Taylor, a San Francisco Linux developer.

"Restricted by the agreement in what he can say, Taylor described the infringing code as a trivial 80 or so lines of software (out of a total of 4.6 million in all of Linux!). Despite SCO's frequent insinuations to the contrary, Linux developers take copyright quite seriously. Recently, the Web site Slashdot posted an item about another small section of Linux similar to Unix. Within weeks, the code was replaced.

"SCO says it won't identify all the infringing code in Linux because Linux developers would quickly replace it. But isn't that exactly what someone alleging a legal injury should, for starters, want -- to stop being injured? Damages for past injuries can always come later."

Wait til you see how he ends his article.

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