the Inquirer is reporting that Linus has called SCO a “cornered rat”.

*“For some of the files they claim copyright ownership on I went back 12 years in the archives to see their original form, and the fact is, I was a young guy at university in ’91, and I [made] mistakes that I simply wouldn’t [make] anymore, and that are clear signs of beginner [programming]. And those mistakes show how the code wasn’t copied,” he told the mag.

“Basically,” he says, “SCO’s arguments are just too wrong to even discuss rationally. He adds: “They’re a cornered rat, and quite frankly, I think they have rabies to boot. I’d rather not get too close to them.” </blockquote>