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The Inquirer: How to Muzzle SCO

Aug 26, 2003, 11:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Egan Orion)

"SCO's complaints shift, twist, and change shape like schizoid illusions or the tortured, restless dreams of drug induced hallucinations. Opium, heroin, LSD, mescaline, peyote, strong hashish and cannabis, all these mind bending substances come to mind. Or maybe, money is the real drug, or perhaps it's lust for power, whatever the cost, not uncommon now.

"First it was breach of contract by IBM, allegedly -- but Linux wasn't a target. Yet Linux... they're all merely careless amateurs, allegedly... writing a bicycle, nothing to compare with serious software, likened to a big car. Then, Linux was implicated, allegedly -- not anything that's in the kernel itself, just code on the periphery. But Open Source, well that's suspect perhaps subversive, allegedly -- call the RIAA and MPAA! Then it's the Linux kernel in massive copyright infringement, allegedly facilitated by IBM. Hundreds of files, allegedly. Then there's also the GPL that protects Linux, that's obviously invalid, allegedly... nothing but copyright is legal and all software licenses are invalid, allegedly. Now its all of Linux 2.4, a million lines, allegedly. And then too, all opposition is due to a grand conspiracy organized by IBM, allegedly..."

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