[OT] SCO is Going After End Users

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.imagination.com
Tue Jul 22 00:05:13 CEST 2003

Russ Salsbury enlightened us with:
> ComputerWorld says that SCO is going to charge Linux end users a
> license fee for "the opportunity to run Linux legally."

Utter crap. First they'd better proof their point instead of harassing
inocent people.

> I realize that this is OT, but SCO's action strikes at the heart of
> Open Source.

No they don't. If they can't point out what code is theirs, they
are obviously having a hard time recognising it. If they can't even
recognise it, how can they clame it?

> If IBM, Red Hat, and the  decide that the the cost of settling is less
> than the cost of litigation, we all loose.

No we don't. If they point out which code is theirs, we'll rip it out,
replace it by better code, and they won't have a leg to stand on.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 

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