[svlug] SCO hints at harassing Linus himself

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Thu May 29 21:18:28 PDT 2003


Bryan K. Watson wrote:
> And how does it make SCO look when "it"/Darl McBride indicates that
> unless more companies license Caldera's Unix intellectual property, "it"
> might sue Linus Torvalds, the Linux kernel architect and copyright
> holder, for patent infringement? (paraphrased from): 
>   http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9735
> 
> I would say that is a pretty personal attack by McBride.  
> 
> I have no problem with a company that defends it's intellectual
> property.  What I abhor is this "invisible noose" that SCO claims to
> have around the necks of the entire Linux community.  Linux has always
> been open source, so for SCO to wait years for leaked technology
> (unsubstantiated as of yet) to become fully utilized and embedded before
> raising a flag is ludicrous!

Linus ought to look into suing McBride and SCO at least for defamation 
and possibly (based on the above theinquirer.com article) charges for 
extortion,  tortous interference (with his Linux licensees), etc.






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