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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Darl's bad joke
by Yarrow Stalks on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 21:59 UTC

It's really just one big really bad joke. First off, if I as a Linux user want to buy a license from SCO so that I'm not in "violation" of their IP, strangely they're in no hurry to sell me one because I'm an individual and not a coporation, so honesty in this case gets me nowhere. But that of course is if I choose to believe them that the code belongs to them which I've no proof of, only their word and their threats of litigation. But I can rest assured their threats are mostly aimed at the richest entities (IBM) and countersue those who try and come after them (RH).

Meanwhile corporations and governments all around the globe are using, distributing, copying, altering, selling Linux. Where will SCO draw the line between whom they're going to sue and who isn't worth the bother?