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Old 05-30-2003, 12:48 AM   #16
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this is funny. salvation from lindows? lmao
 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:24 AM   #17
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This thing gets more and more complex. The bottom line though is, SCO has a snowballs change in hell to win this. But then again as was pointed out before, they probebly don't intend to win.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:08 PM   #18
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http://www.PetitionOnline.com/yama01/petition.html
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:38 AM   #19
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Am I the only one that smells the hand of microsoft all over this? It seems like a great way for a monopoly to attack the up and comer. Insite a piss ant company like SCO to attack the image of Linux. This seems more about the movement than the money.. SCO is scared of Unix losing to Linux in the server market (It will), and Micosoft has been a little nervous about its position in the server market as well.

Am I just a conspiracy nut, or does anyone else see this?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:29 AM   #20
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Oh absolutly I do. For microsoft it's about harming the name of Linux. About spreding Fear doubt and uncertainty. It think the longer this goes on, the more harm it will do. Novell and Lindows just complicated things. Which means the legal battle will take even longer. Woulden't it be better if IBM would end this right now, by beying SCO. To just get over it. Then again that's exactally what SCO wants.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:20 AM   #21
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linux illegal?

I doubt that it is. I can remember when there was ms-dos and dr. dos. different os's but same commands. I don't recall any challenges to dr. dos from microsoft. Maybe there were, but I don't recall any.
This SCO thing is getting very suspicious. Especially after microsoft got into a deal with them shortly after the suit against ibm.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:29 AM   #22
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IBM buying out SCO would be an admission of guilt by IBM and do more harm than good in the long run. IBM and Linux would both end up with a 'tainted' image; Linux more than IBM since Linux depends more on reputation than marketing.
IBM(and Linux) needs to defeat SCO in court with a clear judgement.
Personally I hope IBM stomps SCO into nothing more than a greasy stain on the 'information superhighway'
 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:30 AM   #23
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I thinks you are wrong steved123. M$ did sabotage dr dos. Apps creaded my ms that ran on top of dos mysteriusly creashed on dr dos. M$ probebly did that on porpose.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 07:47 AM   #24
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dr.dos vs. ms-dos

I was only talking about legal action by microsoft against dr. dos. I don't think microsoft took any legal action against the dr. dos people. Maybe they did but I don't recall any. Incompatiblity is another issue.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:59 AM   #25
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After reading the letter from Novell, it sounds like Novell is here to help. They have a big investment in Linux and the jist I got from the letter is that they are only interested in preventing damage from SCOs smear campaign. I didn't get the impression that Novell would turn around and pull a similar stunt once this matter is resolved. It's in Novells interest to play nice with the Linux community if they want their services to survive in the server market.

We as Linux users are finally being seen as a demographic worth fighting for. That says something great about the progress of the Linux movement. No longer can Microsoft say Linux is no threat without looking foolish.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:14 PM   #26
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I agree, Movell is on our side. They also seem to be talking legal action against SCO if they continue the bs.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:23 AM   #27
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No I don't doubt Novell is on our side. I just pointed out this got a bit complex with all these parties involved. And I fear that because of that, this thing will take even longer.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 09:16 PM   #28
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I am thinking it may help Linux in a way.

All the people who use Linux coming together to stand up and fight for the right to use free software.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 06:23 PM   #29
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If Linux is illegal, god it's good to be a criminal....
The matrix doesn't have me anymore. :-)

This SCO thing is making people say "what's Linux".
Free advertising for Linux...Cool

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Old 06-06-2003, 01:49 PM   #30
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chris dibona was named by linus to checkout the sco code they say. good guy chris, i always liked him when hes on tech tv in fact it was he that got me started on linux. he'll figure out whats up.
 
  


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