CNET News: SCO Warns Open-Source Community
Sep 09, 2003, 13:00 (39 Talkback[s])
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"Open-source software supporters need to do a better job of
policing themselves as developers and activists, according to Darl
McBride, CEO of controversial Unix seller SCO Group.
"In an 'open letter to the open-source community,' McBride held
open-source supporters accountable for recent denial-of-service
attacks that crippled SCO's Web site. McBride said open-source
advocates risk hurting their own cause unless they police each
other to prevent and punish such actions.
"'We cannot have a situation in which companies fear they may be
next to suffer computer attacks if they take a business or legal
position that angers the open-source community,' McBride wrote in
the letter, which CNET News.com obtained an advance copy of before
it was posted on SCO's Web site Tuesday morning. 'Until these
illegal attacks are brought under control, enterprise customers and
mainstream society will become increasingly alienated from anyone
associated with this type of behavior...'"
Letter to the Open Source Community