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Torvalds interview probes OSDL, SCO topics

Jun 23, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

In a short but interesting interview with Linux originator Linus Torvalds, eWEEK questions Torvalds' expectations in two areas: (1) the expected impact on Linux kernel development due to his new role as the Open Source Development Lab's first full-time “fellow”; and (2) his thoughts on — and reactions to — SCO's attack on Linux (and IBM). Here are two short excerpts . . .

    Do you expect anything to change now that you are working for the OSDL in terms of your focus around Linux?
    . . . we're all creatures of our environment, and in that sense any change will obviously reflect some way in what I do . . .”

    What is your position on SCO's IP claims and its allegations that code from Unix System V . . . [has] been incorporated into Linux?
    . . . As far as I can tell, SCO doesn't have any IP claims. Their lawsuit isn't about IP claims; it's about some contract dispute with IBM . . .”

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