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SCO Tries to Bite Linux, Again

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,Linux,News and Current Events,Novell — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:45 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Man, these guys are like a rabid dog!

They haven’t won their case against, well, anyone, regarding their allegedly copyrighted code being in Linux, but now they’re trying to sell licenses for it! When I read this article on Wired News, I couldn’t believe the chutzpah these guys were displaying. I doubt too many people will bite on this, though. At least, they’ll stall until the other litigation is worked out. Frankly, I think this is a giant crock of you-know-what. It’s just another kind of spammer-esque, bottom-feeding, predatory business practice that someone with real ethics wouldn’t engage in at all. Based on things that Novell has said, not to mention hordes of other Linux geeks, SCO hasn’t a leg to stand on regarding their copyright claims, but still they pull a stunt like this! What scumbags!
So, go out and install Linux in protest!! Even if you don’t run it for anything, just install it to thumb your nose at the money-grubbing blood-suckers.

Oh, and I hope the Novell ad still shows up on this article when you get there. The irony was just delicious!

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