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Originally posted by bigjohn Irrespective of that, it will take a court official, clutching a court order, standing behind me before I will even entertain the prospect of uninstalling my linux!
This, to me anyway, is one of the reasons I'm not all that concerned yet. Pretty much everyone here would do the same I think. Try to come get my spindle of distros. I mean, it's not like Napster where it was obvious infringement (not that most of us would care about that either ), we all bought onto this thing assuming Open meant "Open". If they take that away, we still have the idea that it's open, and they can go straight to he!!... There'll be a good chunk who'll go BSD, but it's not likely that Linux would go away. I'm no lawyer, nor do I really know a whole lot about the case, but I think that they cannot retrospectively remove our rights. At best, they'll halt future production on the same code, but the previous code is out, it's over, there's no turning back. It's like mooning the town, you can't take back the images they've seen
Slow down people! Don' t panic.
Linux is going to be unharmed!
As I see it:
best case situation: Linux does not contain any "illegal" code. IBM beats SCO. End of story.
worst case situation: Linux contains illegal code. Illegal code is identified and IBM, RedHat, Linus is warned "seize and desist". There will not much code, so code is rewritten / renamed sufficiently. Next release goes out, everybody get's newest release, problem solved. No more illegal code. End of story.
So, in short: nothing can happen, no problems, no legal action. Kernel and Linux release cylcles are so fast that in no time, everybody would be on legitimate flooring.
Not that I suspect that there is illegal code in linux.
M$ is pushing this, trying scare users to use linux (business Users are not known for their braveness)
FUD (Fear uncertainty and doubt) is the marketing term.
I love the unconfortable heat the our little penguini is giving M$. ;-)
For me, it is the sign that SCO is on the deathbed, doomed (unix is killed by linux big time) and desperately trying to get some cash.
he he he. Looks like we all might just have to do that. Good thing we are using decent OS's here Delete the "bad code" build a new kernel with the "good code" (hopefully 2.6 ) and reboot to make sure it all went well (which of course it will).
Oh I agree you can see REDMOND finger prints allover this crap.
It was not enough for them to screw IBM on OS2-- Noooooo
Now they are giving SCO a little fish to eat to scare the hell out of people in using Linux.
Linus has said" if there is illegal code of which I am unaware of we will rewrite it and go on"
SCO is a dieing Dinosour- M$ is next. If you look at the crap they keep pumping out up there it stinks all the way to New York.
I mean look at my futule attemp to keep my users from downloading anything they want on the net..... That is security??
Linux will come out looking better and be better when this is over.
IBM will crush SCO.
Don't be surprise to see Novell jump on this with IBM in hopes of helping there situation out. Not sure how though Linux does not need Novell- Unless the thought is that they can offer better networking for exsiting Windows Networks at a cheaper cost somehow??
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Re: oh darn
Originally posted by browny_amiga YES, cease was that word that I was looking for.
Blast, it's cease, not seize of course ;-)
Did you ever write a word and thing "hmm, that is not right, is it? But which one was the real one?"
i can hardly spell or write anything correctly, but that
seize/cease was truly wonderful. i couldn't let it go.
by the way, i had to look up how to spell cease.