Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Novell appears to be attempting to cut off SCO's lifeline to its cash reserves. By not focusing on the arguments over who owns what in Unix but instead hammering on the far more simple matter of SCO not living up to its business contract, Novell hopes to put a quick end to SCO and its seemingly endless Linux litigation.
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Of course Linux stole IP
by NotParker on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:05 UTC
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Of course OSS stole IP. Thats what they do!

Even the GNU FAQ recommends blackmail!

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatIfSchool

"So we recommend that you approach them when the program is only half-done, saying, "If you will agree to releasing this as free software, I will finish it." Don't think of this as a bluff. To prevail, you must have the courage to say, "My program will have liberty, or never be born." "

If blackmail is acceptable to Stallman, what makes you think stealing IP would not be.

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RE: Of course Linux stole IP
by twenex on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:27 in reply to "Of course Linux stole IP"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

How is this different from MS saying to users "pay up or we will sue your ass"?

MS can be expected to act in their own interest. Fine. Expecting users not to act in theirs is a damned liberty.

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RE: Of course Linux stole IP
by walterbyrd on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 23:37 in reply to "Of course Linux stole IP"
walterbyrd Member since:
2005-12-31

>>Of course OSS stole IP. Thats what they do!<<

Liar.

Stallman did not, in any way, advocate theft. Re-read the quote.

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RE: Of course Linux stole IP
by startxjeff on Wed 4th Oct 2006 00:30 in reply to "Of course Linux stole IP"
startxjeff Member since:
2006-09-29

That's not blackmail dude.

That's the art of negotiation.

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RE: Of course Linux stole IP
by gilboa on Wed 4th Oct 2006 14:31 in reply to "Of course Linux stole IP"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

"Of course OSS stole IP. Thats what they do!"

Beyond being posting obvious flame bait, do you have any proof to back this bold claim or are you just proving yourself to be a complete idiot?

- Gilboa

Edited 2006-10-04 14:31

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