Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Yahoo reports that SCO has filed [.pdf] for bankruptcy in order to protect assets. "The SCO Group today announced that it filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. SCO's subsidiary, SCO Operations, Inc., has also filed a petition for reorganization. The Board of Directors of The SCO Group have unanimously determined that Chapter 11 reorganization is in the best long-term interest of SCO and its subsidiaries, as well as its customers, shareholders, and employees." Groklaw has a story on it, too.
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Fight for free speech I see in your data? Nice, it's my credo too, freedom of knowledge for *everyone*. And with a copyleft you're abusing this freedom. Of course you will not learn this in computer science, but history and philosophy. I'm not a BSD zealot, but a 'freedom zealot'. I blame the GPL and RMS in the public for their abuse of real freedom, but I would never oppress other people - that's the difference. Telling people something about dictatorship is your free speech, but actually building some dictatorship is something I would confront.

Bull. The freedom to steal and cheat is not legitimate freedom. All the GPL does is prevent theft. It's nothing more than reciprocal altruism.

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All the GPL does is prevent theft. It's nothing more than reciprocal altruism.

I'd agree, but I would just use the term "collaboration".

The bulk of Scientific knowledge is built up by collaboration. Scientists working off each others discoveries.

The GP simply allows the same methods of collaboration applied to software development. It uses the power of copyright law to prevent anyone subverting the ability to collaborate on the software so being developed.

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