News about SCO's attack on GMP

Mark Rodenkirch mgrogue at
Fri Apr 2 02:32:18 CEST 2004

It is April 1st BTW.  I do recall a certain Torbjorn Granlund posting a 
message one year ago today about how GMP was no longer going to be open 
source and that they would only release binaries in the future...


On Thursday, April 1, 2004, at 05:55  PM, DTAshley at wrote:

> I'm totally confused.
> I've looked through and used the GMP, and it seems to be large-integer 
> and rational math based on published best-known algorithms.
> I don't see the relationship with Linux and Unix--especially since the 
> core of the library could even be ported to an embedded system.
> What am I not seeing?
> Best regards, Dave.
> In a message dated 4/1/2004 5:21:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> asmoore at writes:
> On 01 Apr 2004 21:40:23 +0200
> Torbjorn Granlund <tg at> wrote:
> > We've updated the GMP web page with information
> > on legal threats we've today recieved from SCD.
> >
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