Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Nov 2003 20:33 UTC, submitted by Alex Alvarez
SCO, Caldera, Unixware "Since they cannot show infringement of SCO Unix code, SCO now plans to challenge the 9-year-old settlement between AT&T and BSD. If it can successfully do that, then its claims that Linux contains tainted code can be substantiated. If it can't, SCO is dead meat." Says NewsForge. *Updated*
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Know your GNU.
by Mr. FSF on Thu 20th Nov 2003 18:04 UTC

I think we all need to arm ourselves with knowledge. If we do not know the history of the GPL or how the free software movement has come about, we are less adept at defending ourselves from the abusive claims of the likes of SCO. I would recommend listening to this:

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/audio/audio.html

Recently I discovered a bunch of these speeches by RMS, and despite having had a not very favorable opinion about him formed mainly from comments that others had made about him, I discovered that he raises some very provacative issues in his speeches. When he talks about the history of the project, I can also understand why he desires some credit for his and his group's efforts. He did afterall, quit a nice cushy job on principle - I've never done that, I think most people haven't. I respect that "put your money where your mouth is" level of conviction.

Anyway, I don't know that I concurr with all he says, but I do have a lot more respect for him after listening to his talks for a few hours. And incidently, while he may not sparkle like a movie star, his presentations are good. And that is how it should be - they are informative works rather than works of entertainment.

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