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Re: Open Source Mythology -- http://opensource.org/halloween/halloween9.html

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 22:51:36 -0800 (PST)

    I don't want to get too involved here because, really, I've
    been following this thing so long I take as granted facts that
    others probably still need 'proved' to them.

    All I can say, in general, is to visit groklaw.net and read the
    actual legal filings from the beginning.  There are a lot of them.

:On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:05:40AM -0500, Gary Thorpe wrote:
:> I think the URL in the subject sums up quiet nicely the various 
:> arguments people have conjured up to say SCO is "attacking" Linux. 
:They are suing Linus Torvalds, they're harassing the entire Linux community
:because their corporate body can't compete or change with the times. It's
:the same reason why the BSDs have a substantially minor role in the open

    SCO is not suing Linus.  They simply Subpoena'd him for information.
    Actually, most analysts seem confused over why SCO did this.  The
    concensus seems to be that SCO was caught off guard by IBM's attempt
    to Compel Discovery and tried to come up with a quick response.  Basically
    SCO's case falls apart the moment discovery is compelled.  They've done
    everything they can to avoid it so far but time is fast running out for
    them.  It will be interesting to see what happens on Dec 5th when they
    have to make Oral arguments in front of a judge.

    SCO is certainly going after Linux.  Numerous public statements, including
    their most recent teleconference with analysts, make that absolutely
    crystal clear.  They have also made recent public statements in regards
    to the BSDs as well.  All of this material is available online, right
    down to the original documents in PDF form and audio of their

					Matthew Dillon 

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