[oclug] Case Closed
dle at sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 30 13:47:14 EDT 2003
On Wed. 2003-07-30, 13:33, Rod Giffin wrote:
> Let me see. SCO's original claim dated March 6th 2003 was filed March
> 7th. There were no threats against Linux customers and developers at
> that time. They were referred to only in context of explaining what
> Linux is in their claim.
> May 28th. The day of Novell's "bombshell" which has only been
> partially withdrawn. Also the day SCO's lawyer gives the linux
> community a chance to back off. "Linux is it's own worst enemy" he
> says in an interview with Forbes.
Well, they would say that, wouldn't they?
> In that article, specific
> references are made to the ongoing ... well if you don't want to call
> it fud, call it "disagreement" at the hands some outspoken Linux and
> Open Source supporters. The line has been drawn in the sand.
The kernel (ahem) of your argument seems to be that SCO ratcheted-up its
attacks on the "Linux community" after some initial opposition from it,
ergo, the community's opposition /caused/ SCO's harder line. That logic
is pretty easy to shoot down.
As for script kiddies and the like staging dos attacks, well, who cares
what script kiddies do? You can't tar everyone with the brush you use
Dave Edwards <dle at sympatico.ca>
Freelance and Technical Writer,
With Special Interest in Open Source Software
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