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ESR: Letter of Support to AutoZone

Mar 03, 2004, 21:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)

"The Linux community, and the wider open-source software movement of which it is a part, learned this morning that SCO is suing AutoZone over alleged IP violations related to its move from SCO Unix to Linux. We regret that you have become the latest victim in the campaign of barratry, fraud, and stock-kiting that SCO has been waging. We want you to know that you are not alone, and that you have in fact just made a great many friends.

"Our news channels and web forums are already full of people urging everybody to go buy something at AutoZone, even if it's as trivial as an air freshener — that could be several million new customers for you. You're also in the same corner with corporate powerhouses like IBM and cutting-edge outfits like Red Hat Software. These companies and others have already set up common legal defense funds in anticipation of further SCO attacks..."

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