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More SCO: the Vegas show in full

a must-read: Bruce Perens posts and then demolishes the Las Vegas slideshow comprehensively, demonstrating that one of the code snippets SCO showed did in fact date from 1973, not 1979; and the other snippet was a clean-room reimplementation based on the published specification for the Berkeley Packet Filter, and the SCO code most likely came from the BSD-licensed implementation.

That raises two points: 1. the SCO ‘pattern-recognition team’ need to go back to Google school; 2. why didn’t the SCO implementation of the BPF code maintain the legal copyright attribution text it was supposed to include, so they would have noticed this when out ‘recognising’ ‘patterns’?

I’m looking forward to this getting to court eventually…