[svlug] SCO hints at harassing Linus himself

James Leone linuxcpa at netscape.net
Thu May 29 20:25:27 PDT 2003


palmerc at gfo.seagate.com wrote:

>Demonizing SCO only makes us look bad. It adds validity to the claims
>of companies that see Open Source and Linux as a hostile business
>unfriendly group.
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I agree with this.

>We will have a better idea how this will play out on or around June 13th
>when IBM makes its move. Hopefully IBM will be decisive, as in Checkmate.
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>cameron.
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> On Thu, 29 May 2003, josh wrote:
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>>Don Marti wrote:
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>>>>begin William R Ward quotation of Thu, May 29, 2003 at 04:19:36PM -0700:
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>>>>>>Some SCO employees are, I'm sure, in the process of changing jobs
>>>>>>right now.  Don't create a blacklist that the targets' future
>>>>>>actions don't affect.  Behavior modification works; revenge doesn't.
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>>>>>Please read again: Bryan was suggesting a blacklist of EXECUTIVES not
>>>>>employees.  Personally I'm undecided as to whether it's a good idea or
>>>>>not, much less a feasible one.
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>>>You can't divide a company into people with power and people without.
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>>Sure you can.  Watch, I'm gonna do it right now:
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>>"The engineers at SCO had zero power to stop these shenannigans before
>>they started because they were almost certainly not consulted on the
>>matter.  Further, they likely have very little power to stop them now,
>>if there are indeed any lawsuit plans in the works."
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>>>That insults and dehumanizes everyone you don't call an "executive".
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>>Maybe so.
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>>>Everyone has a moral obligation not to participate in an evil
>>>organization.
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>>You'll excuse me if I can't really bring myself to use the word 'evil'
>>in association with this.  Stupid, uncalled for, rude, unfounded - these
>>are words I can agree with.  Evil?  Oh, come on.
>>
>>- josh
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