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I hate to even evoke their name because it inspires such anger and passion but I have to tell you that I am getting sick (and I mean "hand-me-a-barf-bag" SICK) of reading about SCO in the news every day. Now these weasils claim to be tracking Linux end-users and say they will be requiring them to license up and if they don't...see you in court!. They say they will "stop at nothing" to protect "their" intellectual property.
In the beginning I just blew them off but since I AM an "end user", this is starting to get a little bit personal and has me concerned. I don't run a server and I'm not the CEO of some "major company". I'm simply a person who uses Linux at home and for personal use. They way they carry on each day and beat the drums of war, I'm 1/2 expecting them to be busting down my door any day now and I'm tired of feeling paranoid about that. While I know there is only a small chance this could happen, I must admit that I DON'T like feeling like I have to hide in a dark corner of my basement to use an OS which is supposed to be free and made to feel like some kind of freakin' criminal for it!.
It seems that every day they get a little crazier and outdo themselves. I don't want to have to wait until 2005 for them to settle this because even after it's settled, M$ (or some other greedy company) will be trying to find some other way to attack us (patents, copyright, etc). Linux is like a piece of road kill (but in a GOOD way) and here you have all these vultures fighting over who is going to feed first and who get's the biggest piece, etc. It's crap like this that will eventaully turn what used to be the internet into a corporate-controlled black box.
Originally posted by Trinity22 if you squint your eyes and read the rant it kinda sounds like that of a p2p music downloader........ but yeah, i agree.
I was thinking the exact same thing, how odd...
Anyway, yeah, if SCO comes to your house, you can always come stay with me. We'll network our PC's and run Linux til our fingers bleed. And, short of the US being taken over by another country, they won't get in here