Hey SCO, Sue Me!

from the sue-me!--sue-me! dept

As SCO continues with their ridiculous plan to antagonize everyone they can possibly think of, some Linux-geeks have come up with an amusing way to protest. They're putting together a petition of Linux users, and telling SCO to go ahead and sue them. Earlier this week, of course, SCO made a lot of news for sending letters to large Linux-using corporations telling them they're liable for any intellectual property infringement in the copies of Linux they use. The petition states, in response, "I am a Linux user. I feel that SCO's tactics toward an operating system of my choice are unjust, ill founded and bizarre. I am willing to be sued because I am confident that SCO's tactics toward Linux will fail. If I have published my email address as part of this petition it is so SCO representatives can email me and begin the process of serving me a court order." Feel free to sign the petition yourself.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 16th, 2003 @ 11:48pm

    What if

    Mike,

    What is SCO's right? What if *gasp* IBM actually *did* do something really bad? What if, shock of shocks, the 800-lb gorilla forgot it needed to act responsibly for once?

    Probably you will just try to forget about it. After all, writing something not-negative about SCO is apparently not permitted.


     

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    Mike (profile), May 17th, 2003 @ 11:08am

    Re: What if

    Okay, you seem to have mistaken me for someone else. I'm the first person around here to admit when I'm wrong. However, this is pretty clearly a bullshit claim. It's not so much the IBM suit that bothers me (you seem to have forgotten that I didn't spend much time when SCO first announced the suit against IBM), but the fact that they've announced plans to go after *everyone*.

    Besides, I'm pretty consistently against any kind of software patents around here. I think it's a bad business model, and it does more harm for *your own* market.

    Besides, SCO was selling their own version of Linux, so they've pretty much killed any claim on that one.

     

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    alternatives(), May 17th, 2003 @ 2:10pm

    Re: What if

    pretty clearly a bullshit claim

    What makes it a 'bullshit claim'?

    GNU/Linux has more than one occurance of taking others code, removing copywrite info, and putting a GPL on the code.

    What SCO doesn't get is if they win, people will just move in-mass off of GNU/Linux to BSD. Yea! SCO wins an empty bag! And BSD, having settled matters years ago, would be even a BIGGER fight for SCO.

     

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    DV Henkel-Wallace, May 17th, 2003 @ 8:16pm

    Re: What if

    GNU/Linux has more than one occurance of taking others code, removing copywrite info, and putting a GPL on the code.
    Really? I'm not trying to be a troll: I'd be very interested in any example of this.

    I am aware that some code that was released under the Berkeley copyright has been integrated into GNU code but in those cases I believe the Berkeley rules were also followed (by preserving the notice in the source along with the GPL). Is there any other case?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 18th, 2003 @ 1:30am

    No Subject Given

    I think we should sue SCO for anti competitive practices, and make it a class action suit. Or, we should patent the proccess or suing IBM, and sue SCO for breach of patent.

     

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    alternatives, May 18th, 2003 @ 6:12am

    Re: What if

    Case 1) 2.0.X version. A headder file explicity states they REMOVED the BSD copyright.
    Case 2) ATA Raid code. Seee /. for an example.

     

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    Anon, May 18th, 2003 @ 11:02am

    Re: What if

    Uh oh, someone said something negative about linux. Shouldn't there be a protest or something being planned? Shouldn't someone be DDOSing his server?
    More linux, more whining. Surprise, surprise.

     

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    Zonker, May 18th, 2003 @ 9:42pm

    Re: What if

    GNU/Linux has more than one occurance of taking others code, removing copywrite info, and putting a GPL on the code.

    Care to provide some examples?

     

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    alternatives, May 19th, 2003 @ 8:14am

    Re: What if

    Care to provide some examples?

    I've already said 2. But you must be:
    1) So uneducated about GNU/Linux and BSD, you don't know where to work
    2) A troll
    3) To lazy to go look them up.

    In the interest of educating you:
    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/09/24/1432223&mode=thread

    You can pay me for my time to go back thru the 2.0.X series to find the 'remove the BSD copyright' file.

     

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