All Your BASH Are Belong To Us

Posted by deadline on Aug 16, 2011 9:18 PM EDT
clustermonkey.net; By Douglas Eadline
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Many Linux/Unix programmers are not aware that a battle over Bash scripts is currently raging in a US (Kansas) courtroom this week.

A Linux cluster vendor, Atipa Technologies is claiming all the Bash scripts they shipped to customers contain trade secrets and were stolen by former employees. Should this issue be decided in Atipa's favor, the fundamental idea of shared and open software could be blanketed by the simple claim of trade secrets.

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Well. assuming this isn't a misplaced April Fool's story... BernardSwiss 9 729 Aug 17, 2011 4:10 PM

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