[TUHS] Microsoft, SCO, and a certain License
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Mon Mar 1 09:28:10 AEST 2004
On Sunday, 29 February 2004 at 14:48:30 +0000, Paul Ward wrote:
> Wes ðu hal Wesley,
> On Sunday, February 29, 2004, 7:34:03 AM, ure freond feorran awrat:
> WP> I know the SCO topic's been done to death, and all, but I was thinking about
> WP> the Microsoft purchase of a Unix license (apparently) for their MS SFU
> WP> (Windows Services For Unix) which contrary to the plain meaning of the name,
> WP> is essentially a Unix (apparently OpenBSD, according to rumour) box on top of
> WP> the Windows kernel and Win32 API.
> WP> The question is, wouldn't that put Microsoft and the SCO Group in breach of
> WP> the settlement between AT&T and Berkeley? If Win SFU _is_ OpenBSD, and
> WP> Microsoft have bought a license to run it from the SCO Group of all people,
> WP> isn't that in effect picking a fight with Theo de Raadt?
> Found in "ls":
> Copyright (c) 1991, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All
> rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1996, 1998 Softway Systems Inc.
> $OpenBSD: strlen.c,v 1.3 1996/08/19 08:34:19 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strcpy.c,v 1.4 1996/08/19 08:34:14 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strncpy.c,v 1.2 1996/08/19 08:34:22 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strncmp.c,v 1.3 1996/08/19 08:34:21 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strlcpy.c,v 1.4 1999/05/01 18:56:41 millert Exp $
> $OpenBSD: fts.c,v 1.15 1998/03/19 00:30:01 millert Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strcmp.c,v 1.3 1996/08/19 08:34:12 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: memset.c,v 1.2 1996/08/19 08:34:07 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: strcat.c,v 1.4 1996/08/19 08:34:10 tholo Exp $
> $OpenBSD: memchr.c,v 1.2 1996/08/19 08:34:04 tholo Exp $
> There are a few OpenBSD CVS tags in libc.a as well.
Hmm. In that case, Microsoft *is* abusing the OpenBSD license by not
stating clearly that the code is derived in part from OpenBSD.
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