Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


SCO is at it again!

Filed under: Geek Work,Linux,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:29 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

Yet another “legal action” from SCO.

Man, when the decision finally comes down from judge that these guys were wrong, and I firmly believe that it will, they’re going to be hip-deep in lawsuits from people trying to recoup their “licensing fees”. Yet, according to this article on Australian IT, they’re still at it! Now, it seems, they’re bringing suit against not only Autozone, but Daimler-Chrysler “to enforce the contract points agreed to by our end users,” according to Darl McBride, SCO’s chief executive. I just can’t believe that they don’t see how stupid this is. I guess because some folks actually paid their questionably legal licensing fees, they figure they can just keep rolling over everyone else. Frankly, I can’t imagine who’s doing business with them anymore. Oh, wait, maybe that’s the problem! No one was doing business with them, so they had to raise revenue, and…. Duh! I guess I get confused when people do things that seem willfully wrong, for lack of a better word. I guess it’s the Polly Anna in me. Oh, well, at least it generates some press for Linux. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?

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