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Old 01-27-2004, 02:12 PM   #1
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what is this SCO dispute all about?


"The worm was also programmed to flood the Web site of The SCO Group Inc. beginning on Feb. 1 with requests in an attempt to crash its. SCO's site has been targeted in other recent attacks because of its threats to sue users of the Linux operating system in an intellectual property dispute."

This paragraph is from an article taken from AOL news about some new e-mail worm. But screw the worm!! What is all this about linux users being sued?! Does anyone know the story behind this ? What is the SCO?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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Moved: More suitable in General where all the other related SCO threads are located.

My question, where have you been for the past year?

Go to www.groklaw.net and read everything, it explains everything in detail.

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Old 01-27-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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Screw the worm? It is the point of the virus... to show SCO that they suck.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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"Revenge is a dish that is best served cold." ST I think

Anyway my point is that doing this stuff is what causes the nice hackers out there to be feared. SCO will have its due when the time is right.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:51 AM   #5
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Post About SCO and the "IP Lawsuit"

SexyPenguin:

SCO is a corporation that makes a flavor of Unix. It was bought out by Caldera and then Caldera became rebranded as the SCO Group, with Darl McBride as the new CEO and president. SCO claims that the Linux kernel uses some of their proprietary UNIX source code and distributes it for free without SCO's permission. SCO now wants the Linux companies and Linux users "UNIX Licensees" to pay them a fee for a license to use their "intellectual property." :-( This has infuriated much of the Linux world and a lot of the regular world too. We don't think McBride nor SCO will get something out of this lawsuit except for the hatred of Linux users.

Does this answer your question?
 
Old 01-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #6
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Good compact answer apache363 I would like to add to it that in tonights work on my moms PC I can't help but notice that the Norton + all the others -not AVG <quality! are exploiting this crap too much to boost sales!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:52 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliment, but Norton is WAY better than AVG.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 03:04 PM   #8
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here's an extremely detailed paper on the sco vs. ibm lawsuit.
http://www.opensource.org/sco-vs-ibm.html
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:37 PM   #9
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Norton may be better in terms of completeness, but AVG is free and Norton customer service has been reprehensible this week.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:32 PM   #10
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Here's what I understand of SCO's claims against the Linux community (Please correct me if I am mistaken).

1. The Linux kernel contains code created by SCO.

2. The GPL is illegal (main argument here I've seen is its anti-capitalist)

Thus, since Linux contains SCO's code (claim 1), and since the GPL (under which Caldera (SCO) released multiple versions of linux, ostensibly licensing rights to 'its' IP) is illegal (claim 2), anyone not paying SCO a tribute has an illegal copy of SCO's IP and is subject to suit for infringement.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:53 PM   #11
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I don't think so. Here's why: there have simply been to many distros w/too many new Kernels to ever justify SCO's complaint. My personal conclusion is simply that SCO dismissed Linux thinking there was no way it would amount to crap --and has recently regretted that decision...
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:09 PM   #12
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Also, Darl McBride wants to bring SCO out of bankruptcy. You know, there's a reason for its junk bond status! ;-)
 
  


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