Subject: SCO Drops Linux, Says Current Vendors May Be Liable (fwd)
From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@collab.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 16:16:41 -0700 (PDT)


OK, looks like product management finally got that memo from legal.

	Brian

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Date: 14 May 2003 22:26:07 -0000
From: brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
To: slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
Subject: SCO Drops Linux, Says Current Vendors May Be Liable

Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/05/14/2053236
Posted by: timothy, on 2003-05-14 20:58:07
Topic: linuxbiz, 404 comments

   from the so-they-read-the-gpl dept.
   [1]Hank Scorpio writes "Well, SCO is at it again. I just received an
   email from their Developer Partner Program stating that not only are
   they suspending all future sales of their own Linux product (due to
   the alleged intellectual property violations), but they are also
   beginning to send out [2]this letter to all existing commercial users
   of Linux, informing them that they may be liable for using Linux, a
   supposed infringing product. They mentioned that they will begin using
   tactics like those of the RIAA in taking action against end-users of
   Linux. This seems like it will be about as successful as the whole GIF
   ordeal a few years back. Where is UNISYS today? Is SCO litigating
   itself into irrelevance?"

References

   1. http://www.globexcorp.com/
   2. http://www.sco.com/scosource/letter_to_linux_customers.html