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Provo LUG: SCO Protest

Jun 24, 2003, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])


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"Members of the Linux, Free Software, and Open Source user groups of Utah have been very ashamed of the actions of SCO, in relation to Linux. There are many resources that already document what this case is about, such as the Opensource.org paper, we felt that as the local Linux advocates, we needed to voice our opinion. So we all decided to stage a protest in front of SCO's offices, knowing that, while they really don't care about Linux and Unix users, we could at least get our opinion out. Most of the local papers and tv stations had only heard SCO's side of the case, from their ever-so-frequent FUD releases. This gave us a great chance to inform local companies about what people really think of SCO...

"Approximately 70 protestors turned out at SCO headquarters in Lindon, Utah to voice their opinion on SCO's lawsuit. Aside from that, there were approximately 100 onlookers. Pretty good considering we were on a cul-de-sac for the first half. Most of the onlookers were media reps and people from nearby companies (mostly Canopy group companies)..."

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