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Legal: Dr. Randall Davis: I Found No Identical or Similar Code (SCO vs IBM)
Posted Sep 17, 2004 - 03:18 PM
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"Here is Dr. Randall Davis of MIT's second Declaration, PDF and text. If you had any lingering doubt as to whether SCO might have found some infringing code, I think this will dispel it. Dr. Davis looked at all the code Sandeep Gupta listed as allegedly infringing, and this world-famous expert concludes thus:

"Despite an extensive review, I could find no source code in any of the IBM Code that incorporates any portion of the source code contained in the Unix System V Code or is in any other manner similar to such source code. Accordingly, the IBM Code cannot be said, in my opinion, to be a modification or a derivative work based on Unix System V Code."

This is a paper document, scanned in. It was attached in a binder, so the scanner had quite a time of it. I hope you can make it out. I left out the table, because I am still coding it, and I will add it in when I am done, but when I read this declaration, I found it so thrilling, I wanted to share it immediately with you. I note the date of this document is August, I think the 13th, though I can't make out the date clearly. That's approximately how long SCO has known that they had nothing, according to Dr. Randall Davis. SCO 3rd quarter teleconference was August 31."

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