"The only issue that SCO as a company has had with open source is when elements of the community choose to take proprietary software and contribute it into open source. I don't think that this is a widespread practice, but I think it's a problem that has to be addressed."
Mr. Stowell fails to point out that the proprietary code that is contributed into Linux by companies is not owned by SCO Group, was not developed by SCO Group and the SCO Group holds no copyright on that code. That is the central issue that he is denying in the face of open and continuous contention. Mr. Stowell, by his own words and admission has stated that IBM holds the copyright on the code they have tried to claim as derivative works.
In an article dated July 25, 2003 found here, Blake Stowell was asked about this issue and his responses are supplied verbatim so that you can judge for yourself what this means:"