This issue has been raging for some time and I have some questions that might get me labeled as paranoid and/or conspiracy prone. I wanted to bring it out here because there are some intelligent people (and some not) that frequent these forums. Getting different perspectives on this may help settle my own mind on this.
Before I go further, I use Gentoo Linux currently. I have used about 30 of the +130 distros available, 3 of BSD’s, Solaris and SCO unix’s. I despise M$ but have to use it in the corporate environment I work in.
In short, for those unfamiliar with this, SCO says they have found some of their copyrighted code in some undisclosed part of the open-sourced Linux. Novell is also involved because they might be the **real **copyright holders. For more indepth information checkout this or this. There are lots more around if you feel like searching for it.
But instead of just coming out with the bald statement that SCO manufactured this issue themselves, I will ask some questions:[list=1][li]When did SCO (through aquision by Caldera) join the open-source movement?[/li][li]When did the better VM (Virtual Memory management) code start appearing in the Linux Kernel?[/li][li]Why did SCO pull out of the Linux community?[/list=1][/li]The answers to these questions might be enlightening…or may blow this whole theory to hell.