Linux Journal: "Hey SCO, Sue Me": What's Next?
May 31, 2003, 01:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Taran Rampersad)
"The 'Hey SCO, Sue Me' petition made a brief stir on the
Internet with words that still echo:
"I am a Linux user. I feel that SCO's tactics toward an
operating system of my choice are unjust, ill founded and bizarre.
I am willing to be sued because I am confident that SCO's tactics
toward Linux will fail. If I have published my email address as
part of this petition it is so SCO representatives can email me and
begin the process of serving me a court order.
"The response was not something the author of the petition, John
Everitt, expected. With expectations of perhaps 10 signatories, he
was amazed when thousands of Linux users signed it. He probably
wasn't the only one surprised by the outpouring of support; many
conservative voices within the Linux community expressed discomfort
with their fellow users opening themselves to litigation. Yet the
list of signatories grew. Had the petition not been cut short,
there's no telling how many signatures would be on the list. The
last time if was available when I checked, the signatures numbered
more than 4,000..."