Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 06:43 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The SCO Group plans to announce Monday that it is escalating its campaign to collect license fees from corporations using the Linux OS, with warning letters to the companies. Supporters of Linux, including IBM and other companies, say that SCO's interpretation of its claim over Linux is exaggerated.
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Excuse me?
by Chuck Bermingham on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 18:16 UTC

"Why is it that Linux users who complain so badly about the SCO issue just can't seem to spell or express themselves in a proper way? After reading all comments I seriously have trouble understanding how SCO can sue someone over this for the three following reasons...." etc.

Well! Guess you told us! Whew!

BTW, since when did having money = being ethical or honest or anything like that?

It's cheaper, healthier, and more honest for me to make my own cookies or bread or whatnot. I don't have to pay for packaging, advertising, or other forms of marketing. I don't have to run the risk that my work will contain various items that might have been slipped in there by unscrupulous, underpaid, unhappy workers (analogy: 1992, viruses in production versions of popular, *proprietary* software.)

But my predisposition to home-made products might anger some company that would prefer I bought several times as much *sugar* from them as I actually would want to eat?

This is a far, far deeper and more serious issue than you seem to understand. Is it easier to lump the illiterate, maybe overzealous, posters to these forums in with the rest of us, than it is to understand what this is all about?

Maybe you work for a publishing house, or Disney, and would like the Congress to let you play Monkey in the Middle with us about works of art, possibly to the tune of 10 thousand years? Something like that would make SCO "right" about what they saty, would it not?