Re: [R] SCO & R

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From: Andrew Perrin (clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu)
Date: Fri 28 May 2004 - 06:00:22 EST


Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0405271600060.13365@perrin.socsci.unc.edu>

On Thu, 27 May 2004, Greg Tarpinian wrote:

> I apologize if this has been addressed before;
> recently
> I read an article in Forbes which discussed how SCO
> was going after companies that have been using Linux.
> The article made the point that the ideas behind GPL
> are under attack precisely because no one is making
> sure
> that the code being put into the freely avail.
> packages
> isn't owned by someone else.
>
> Here's my question: Is R vulnerable in any way to the
> sorts of lawsuits that SCO is bringing against the
> Linux community?

No - and neither is anybody else.

http://opensource.org/sco-vs-ibm.html#ftn.id2756929

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