Say That Again

by Mike Masnick




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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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 16 May 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), 17 May 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(), 17 May 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, 17 May 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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            alternatives, 18 May 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, 18 May 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, 18 May 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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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 May 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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