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The Inquirer: Of Liabilities and Double Dealing

Jul 22, 2003, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Egan Orion)

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"C|NET raised the topic of software indemnities yesterday. Charles Cooper wrote about it in his column 'Who's liable for Linux...?'

"Cooper leads with the line: 'It's the next big Linux controversy: Who should be liable if customers wind up using software that was created from misappropriated intellectual property?' From the very outset, he'd obviously hoped to create a self-fulfilling prophecy by leading lots of easily influenced IT managers into asking this in planning meetings.

"But asking this question amounts to skulking behind SCO's antic CEO Darl McBride while he pours beer down Linux's leg, then joining a chorus with Darl to tell Linux that it's raining--as the Vole nods approvingly..."

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