InfoWorld: Torvalds to SCO: Negotiate What?
Sep 11, 2003, 12:42 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)
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"The war of words between The SCO Group Inc. and the Linux
community escalated this week in a flurry of open letters, the
latest from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
"In a letter dated Tuesday, the maintainer of the Linux kernel
dismissed an offer from SCO Chief Executive Officer Darl McBride to
negotiate the dispute with the open-source community. 'There
doesn't seem to be anything to negotiate about. SCO has yet to show
any infringing IP (intellectual property) in the open-source
domain,' Torvalds wrote.
"Torvalds also had a few sarcastic words for the Lindon,
Utah-based SCO, noting that it is ironic that SCO acquired much of
its capital from an initial public offering based on a Linux
business model. 'We have to sadly decline taking business model
advice from a company that seems to have squandered all of its
money... and now seems to play the U.S. legal system like a
lottery,' he wrote..."