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View Poll Results: Will you buy an SCO Linux License?
When you pry my cold dead fingers from my keyboard! 28 54.90%
When Darl McBride buys my "Breathing Air License!" 11 21.57%
I might if I see a sign like hell freezes over. And also the North Pole has to thaw. Oh yeah and the moon turns blue too. Yeah and all this has to happen the same day. That would be a pretty significant sign, don't you think? 8 15.69%
Duh sure why not! Hey can someone help me my computer says "You've got mail" but when I go outside and check my mailbox its empty, whats up with that? 4 7.84%
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:35 PM   #1
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Question Are you gonna buy an SCO Linux license?


So SCO will be offering a Licensing option for Linux users. Are you gonna buy into that?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 10:17 PM   #2
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I think the license is meant for businesses and not personal users like us.

I have to agree with the general impression on slashdot.org though, this is just plain extortion.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 10:46 PM   #3
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SCO can go to hell.

Im NEVER taking/giving anything from those shitheads.

Sorry for the bad language but its just the only way to describe it. SCO is threatening freedom and anybody who does that really has to die.

Man am i pissed at them..

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Old 07-19-2003, 10:56 PM   #4
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Moved: More suitable in the General forum as its not a Linux related question, etc.

And shellcode,

I know your upset about SCO and don't like their actions, but yes, please try to refrain from bashing, cursing or anything of that nature on this site. The LQ community should not be reflected of bashing companies, organizations or individuals in any such nature, regardless of what that person/organization/company has done thus far. Wishing someone was dead or to die is the wrong approach to solve any or most problems.

Lets not let this thread turn into a bashing parade or the such. Stick to topic or it will be closed.

Regards.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 11:00 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:14 PM   #6
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In other news...

SCO to license the breathing of air. Please send a check or money order for each breath you have taken or plan to take in the current fiscal year to SCO Linux at ....
 
Old 07-19-2003, 11:19 PM   #7
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Ok ill be nice.

Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid

Wishing someone was dead or to die is the wrong approach to solve any or most problems.

Now, somebody tells me! lol
 
Old 07-19-2003, 11:26 PM   #8
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Wishing someone was dead or to die is the wrong approach to solve any or most problems.
Just realized - my sig means "as a corporate entity" - I don't mean like nuking SCO HQ.

(And is there a character set that includes a downward poiting arrow?)
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:17 AM   #9
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I would like to let you all know I am going to start charging you for heart beats. If your heart beats, that will require you to license that from me. I ain't cheap either! 10 bux a pump, and don't be stingy, I'll be checkin...



Cool
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:43 AM   #10
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Sorry MasterC, I've got the IP on DNA, so you have to acquire a license to make tools that use DNA. Since the human heart typically contains DNA, you need to buy the rights to build such a device.
I'm willing to overlook your current infringement, but you need come into compliance soon. . . Please send all of the blood that your hearts pump to me for verification of compliance. Fedex it all to me by next Sunday, in ice. I'll let you know if it complies, and if it doesn't I'll be sueing everyone who uses your devices.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 02:48 AM   #11
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Stupid loopholes... Anyone got a dialysis machine handy I can borrow? I've got to get my blood out of me soon or else I'll be paying overnight shipping costs as well..

Cool
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:16 AM   #12
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Quote:
Posted by trickykid
Moved: More suitable in the General forum as its not a Linux related question, etc
That is very profound statement. I thought that since it was related to licensing Linux that it was a Linux question. But now I realize what you are saying, it's not about Linux or IP code, it's all about green.


shellcode
What I always say is, "May Darl McBride and SCO get exactly what they deserve."
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:44 AM   #13
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Ho my god the arrogance! SCO want's to license the work of thousands of people, that produced millions of lines of code all because the think a few hundred line are from UNIX.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:54 AM   #14
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i need a SCO license for my crapper. it has more SCO
in it than my linux does.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:17 AM   #15
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What are all you guys so excited about.Just another day in corporate America: take from the stupid and give it to the needy CEO's.IBM's lawyers will wipe the floor with SCO once this is over.
Oh - wait - I forgot! Probably they settle to avoid a lenghty trial and the CEO of SCO becomes manager of the year for turning around a doomed company with a brilliant strategy.
 
  


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