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The Be Very Afraid Tour and a Word About that Patent Study

May 18, 2007, 18:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"When SCO started threatening to sue over Linux, it offered Linux users protection from lawsuits if they'd buy a SCOsource license. Some did, despite having other viable protective options. A smattering did accept SCO's SCOsource offer.

"If you can call it an offer. 'Nice restaurant you've got here. It'd be a shame if anything happened to it.'

"Ask those companies today if they'd buy a SCOsource license again, if they had a chance to relive it. What did they get for their money? Other companies put off switching to GNU/Linux systems, because of SCO's threats. Think of the savings lost to them because of letting themselves be intimidated. So who were the smart ones, the companies that caved in to the threats or those who saw through them...?"

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