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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 07-20-2003, 08:39 AM   #16
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SCO rocks!
 
Old 07-20-2003, 09:58 AM   #17
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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.
And I have the IP to the smallest known particle, the atom and all its components in which all matter is made of. I own everything and exempt all from paying others over silly IP controversies. Don't worry about the dialysis machine MasterC, I got you covered....
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:11 AM   #18
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Talking

OK, so it's obvious that I'm the "gozillionaire", not the trickykid, cos he never licenced the IP for my invention of the electron, proton and neuton.


Gin!

regards

John
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:13 AM   #19
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You people are joking about putting an IP on for example DNA, but people are seriosly concidering to patent part's of the human DNA. Go to google, and type "patenting dna" and see what you find.

example
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:15 AM   #20
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OK, so it's obvious that I'm the "gozillionaire", not the trickykid, cos he never licenced the IP for my invention of the electron, proton and neuton.


Gin!

regards

John
You didn't read my post carefully did you... "atom and all its components"



I'll be sending my legal team over your way to take back all and each of your atoms, one by one.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:30 AM   #21
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Hmmm, as a UK resident I hope I am immune to the corporate insanity that has gripped America in the past ten years. It drives me completely insane watching that country tear it's economic and social structure apart--Obscuring the original intentions of the constitution for prospective readies.

Madness. And Britain will be following suit if Tony "Tony Blair" Blair has his way. Thankfully we are not far from a general election and I will be voting for the Mad Raving Loony Party.

My favourite policy of theirs: Replace the Great British Pound Sterling with the Currant Bun.

Madness
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:38 AM   #22
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Madness. And Britain will be following suit if Tony "Tony Blair" Blair has his way. Thankfully we are not far from a general election and I will be voting for the Mad Raving Loony Party.

My favourite policy of theirs: Replace the Great British Pound Sterling with the Currant Bun.

they definitely have my vote

id also love to see them put the Houses of Parliement on wheels and roll them around London

the problem with the elections is, who is there better to vote for? Tony Blair isnt great, but id rather have Labour than the Tories. I just dont trust the lib dems either :P

anyway, to get a bit more on subject, i dont think il be paying SCO too much cash anytime soon.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:42 AM   #23
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You didn't read my post carefully did you... "atom and all its components"



I'll be sending my legal team over your way to take back all and each of your atoms, one by one.
But what about quantum particles and energies which contribute to the structure of an atom, but are not a component of the atom itself. More an influencin force?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 10:52 AM   #24
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Money. Nothing More, Nothing Less

SCO needs money.

The company has been going down hill for some time now.
That is why they are suing IBM, Novell, etc... and threating corporations that use Linux with legal action.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:06 PM   #25
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how come they can just make a license for something that is already licensed by the GPL. why dont we do that for their UNIX?

The New SCO Terms of Agreement:
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Old 07-20-2003, 10:48 PM   #26
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It is obviously a scam by SCO to drum up more money for themselves since everyone is feeling the pinch from the economy.

Also this is from a more than twenty year old license. Most crimes expire after 20 years so should this license issue.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:22 AM   #27
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I own the patent rights to the nuetrino, which constitutes the smallest tangible part of the "atom and all its components"

My twelve lawyers will be harassing you soon.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 08:10 AM   #28
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I own the patent rights to the nuetrino, which constitutes the smallest tangible part of the "atom and all its components"

My twelve lawyers will be harassing you soon.
Sorry bud, your going to have a hard time fighting against me with your mispelled IP property stated above...

"Within the standard model, the neutrino has a zero mass, a zero charge and a spin 1/2. It can be of 3 different types or families presented upper. All this is like a directory perfectly ordered. In fact, many important questions concerning the neutrino are still not yet experimentally resolved"

How can you say you own something when it literally has no mass.. doesn't actually really exist.. hehe..

And last time I checked, when I stated all "components", the neutrino is a subatomic particle and component of the atom. I own the IP of it. My 15 lawyers will have a hayday with yours on this one..


This is fun by the way... its like an exact representation of the SCO lawsuit..
 
Old 07-21-2003, 10:53 AM   #29
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I will out do you all by IP-ing thought!! Very thing you come up with is really just mine.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 11:24 AM   #30
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I will out do you all by IP-ing thought!! Very thing you come up with is really just mine.
Nah, don't think so. I've just hired Johnnie Cochran as my attorney.. according to him, its not all about IP property now....
 
  


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