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Re: SCO after BSD settlement

To: Gary Thorpe <gathorpe79@xxxxxxxxx>
From: Richard Coleman <richardcoleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 11:20:14 -0500

Gary Thorpe wrote:

There are plenty of rich people who got off entirely or for long periods of time (Michael Skakel?). OJ's case had no evidence linking him to the crime that had not been tampered with (remember Mark Furman - the police officer who took the fifth when asked if he tampered with evidence?). If he (OJ) did do it, then the LAPD blew it long before the prosecution got up to bat. I guess they should go back to beating prisoners/detainees or other displays of excessive force. Open and shut, yes sir.

Hopefully, public opinion will be based on facts and not emotion or _gut_ feelings (or financial motivations?) in future cases. I can just remember the Microsoft zealots bawling bloody murder when Microsoft got their wrist slaps....why not lets just shut up and see what happens?

You can't really compare the OJ case (which was in criminal court) with the SCO case (which is a civil matter). Remember that OJ actually lost the civil case against him.

I suspect with all the suits and counter-suits, the discovery process will (eventually) dig up lots of interesting information. Too bad it just takes so long.

I suspect in the end, there will be zero impact to the Linux/BSD world other than a heightened sensitivity to keeping copyrights straight.

Richard Coleman

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