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)..."