[Legal] SCO vs. Linux Users
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Ср Июл 30 14:13:42 MSD 2003
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From: Ansgar Wiechers <bugtraq на planetcobalt.net>
To: security-basics на securityfocus.com
Date: Monday, July 28, 2003, 8:04:07 PM
Subject: SCO vs. Linux Users
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The open source movement and the entire GPL licensing principal is
under attack from an old Micro$oft arm. Here's how it goes. I own
rights to some source code. Let's say I see to it that the code is
integrated into a GPL product, oh let's say the Linux kernel, but I
didn't put it therel. Oh, gee my rights to my source have been
violated. I want $$$$$. I'll sue who? The distributers of the code?
Nope. The person who put the code into the open source community?
(that's who I think these clowns should be going after since it
probably was thierown selves.) Nope. The folks who are running my
proprietary code? Hell yeah. Make 'em pay. Just it case you thought
Micro$oft might try to make Linux its own, your worst fears are in
route. Currently a Caldera company Santa Cruz Operations was (may
still effectively be) Micro$oft and they have executed the exact ploy
above. So they want to "own" Linux 2.4+ kernels and be paid for every
installation. Really want to know more go to these links......
It's the old "pay up, or else" plot from the Mobster's Handbook.
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