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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
   posted by CyberViking2000 on 4-Nov-2003 14:15:47 (1625 reads)
In its lawsuit against IBM, the SCO Group has begun a direct challenge to the General Public License--the legal foundation for Linux.

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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
Posted on 4-Nov-2003 21:26:18
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That is the biggest crock of sh!t I've seen in a long time. Just admit it, SCO, your version of Linux doesn't sell as well as Mandrake, Red Hat, Debain and all the others and since you own 'key unix copyrights', you're pitching a fit and trying to 'skim off the top'.

I hate to break it to you, SCO, but since GPL is General Public, the 'constitiution' nor 'congress' has any legal, jurisdiction over it. If they don't believe me, look at IBM and Microsoft from so long ago. IBM lost that one. SCO is going to lose this one.

This is the EXACT type of bullsh!t that makes me LOATHE being an American. How come nobody pitches a fit about the clause in the constitution about 'separation of church and state', but ALL Presidential candidates blatantly display their CHRISTIAN ethics in their campaigns??!??

All this is is a bunch of moneygrubbers trying to make a quick buck. Hey, speaking of, why doesn't SCO just port their linux to the Pegasos?? Seems to me that both companies are in the same league....


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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
Posted on 4-Nov-2003 22:07:58
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It seems to me that this company is now *intentionally* trying to become less popular. Doesn't make sense to me.


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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
Posted on 4-Nov-2003 22:39:27
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It's a FUD campaign to scare people away from Linux and GPL software in general.

They are doing it kamakaze style.

If you ask me, Microsoft is secretly funding them...

SCO says the Linux Kernel should be released into the Public Domain. They've already pre-empted this assumption and are selling a "Linux license" so you can use Linux "legally".

Thing is, if the GPL is declared void, then copyright will have to default back to the original authors - the software will become "unlicensed". Doesn't copyright "default" to giving full rights to the author and nobody else? In other words, if you don't put a license on some piece of work, that does not give anyone unlimited use?

It would surely be a disaster if the GPL was declared void, but it would be unbearable if all GPL'd software was committed to the Public Domain (at least it would only be in the US, although I wonder how international copyright laws work in that regard).

Whoever they are.. SCO, the faceless shareholders investing in SCO.. they're evil scum.

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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
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Memo to SCO:

Put it back in your pants. We've seen it, it's pitiful and we're not amused by it (or you) anymore.


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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
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What a pathetic bunch of losers.

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Re: SCO attacks GPL: the foundation of open source
Posted on 6-Nov-2003 23:38:30
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Ridicuolus....... There we allways be people out there to spoil the fun. God I so miss the 80`s of computer world`s every one was happy then *sighs*

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