Message ID: 18646
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-07-09 11:51:00
Subject: Does SCO owns C++ ? Ask Bjarne . . .

Bjarne Stroustrup's homepage:

"I [Bjarne Stroustrup] can be reached by email at bs at or bs at, and by paper mail at Department of Computer Science, TAMU 3112, College Station, TX 77843-3112 or AT&T Research, 180 Park Ave., Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971, USA."

Message ID: 18774
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-07-10 03:36:00
Subject: My email back from Bjarne Stroustrup

I emailed Bjarne Stroustrup about scox owning C++. I just got his email back, here it what he has to say:

>> SCO may own the antique source of Cfront - my original C++ compiler - though I
doubt even that. That is irrelevant, though, because the C++ standard upon which
all modern C++ is based is "owned" by the ISO (the International Standards
Organization - an international organization reporting to the United Nations).
That is, the copyright for the C++ standard is held by the ISO and the various
compilers are owned by whoever produce them.<<

Message ID: 18784
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-07-10 08:33:00
Subject: Re: My email back from Bjarne Stroustrup

>> You're just confusing the issue with relevant facts.<<

LOL! I hope everybody can see my real point. That point is: SCO execs are bunch of liars.

I will give the scox execs credit for this: they are masters of using "weasle words" they are able to phrase things in such a way that you have to read their statements about four different times before you can say: "oh, I see maybe they meant. . ."

Message ID: 18791
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-07-10 08:52:00
Subject: Re: My email back from Bjarne Stroustru

>> prove that the email is authentic? <<

Of course I can't. However I have provided contact information, so if you like you contact Bajorne yourself.

Or, you can do what I wish I had done, just go to Bajorne's FAQ list, the information is there. I am sure Bajorne is busy, no need to ask him to answer the same question over and over.

Or, if you like, don't believe it. Although, it seems to me that if SCO actually "owned" C++, then SCO would not have any problem making a profit. Up until fud money from msft, scox never had a profitable quarter.

Just curious: do you think I made that letter up? Do you think SCO "owns" C++ ?

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