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InfoWorld: Torvalds to SCO: Negotiate What?

Sep 11, 2003, 12:42 (29 Talkback[s])
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"The war of words between The SCO Group Inc. and the Linux community escalated this week in a flurry of open letters, the latest from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

"In a letter dated Tuesday, the maintainer of the Linux kernel dismissed an offer from SCO Chief Executive Officer Darl McBride to negotiate the dispute with the open-source community. 'There doesn't seem to be anything to negotiate about. SCO has yet to show any infringing IP (intellectual property) in the open-source domain,' Torvalds wrote.

"Torvalds also had a few sarcastic words for the Lindon, Utah-based SCO, noting that it is ironic that SCO acquired much of its capital from an initial public offering based on a Linux business model. 'We have to sadly decline taking business model advice from a company that seems to have squandered all of its money... and now seems to play the U.S. legal system like a lottery,' he wrote..."

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