[oclug] Canadian LUGs and SCO
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Sat Jul 26 15:02:45 EDT 2003
On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:56:20 -0400
Brad Barnett <bb at L8R.net> wrote:
> Actually, I don't see the lost revenue as something to concentrate on.
> Sure, a whole lot of us could get together, do a class action suit,
> and sue on that basis.
It's one weapon in the war chest, and a pretty good one. It shows SCO,
and anybody else out there who may be thinking about this sort of thing,
that we are not going to simply lie down and be walked all over. If SCO
wants to sue IBM, fine. But if what they do affects my livelihood,
I am going to take action.
> However, I'm more concerned that SCO stops spreading those vicious
> lies, and a temporary injunction is much quicker and easier to get. I
> would happily contribute.. say .. $500-1000 to a war chest to help in
> an action such as this.
That too is important. I'm not advocating placing all of our hopes in a
single basket. This has larger implications than merely SCO. If SCO
thinks that they can get away with bashing Linux, then someone else
might think the same thing.
The real issue here is more about deterring others than it is
about getting compenstated for loss of business. SCO is merely the tip
of a very large iceberg. Let's all take measures to prevent our
becoming the R.M.S. Titanic of the second great computer age.
Not all extremists are right,
but all who are right are extremists.
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