[LINK] Technical question about SCO claim
j.e.drews at worldnet.att.net
Sun Jan 25 18:01:43 EST 2004
How can it be that the old UNIX code that SCO owns compile with modern
C? Wouldn't the header files that are in the current Linux (like
err.h,sysmacros.h, socket.h, types.h, etc. ) be incompatible with code
that was lifted from the proprietary UNIX code that SCO owns? If that is
the case wouldn't the SCO code require significant modification thereby
making plagiarism unlikely?
I do not see why someone would take software that is supposed to work
with outdated hard drives, floppy disks and modems and try to weave it
into a modern UNIX operating system. I mean that is what an operating
system is supposed to do; talk to keyboards, floppies and modems, right?
I say that because the 2.2 Linux kernel is supposedly free of SCO
proprietary code. Why then would someone include the code in the more
modern 2.4 kernel?
I am not a computer professional so I may have misunderstood the
situation.However to me, it makes no sense to take old operating system
code and try and integrate it into something that now must work with
WiFi, USB and so on.
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