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Linux Journal: "Hey SCO, Sue Me": What's Next?

May 31, 2003, 01:00 (15 Talkback[s])
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"The 'Hey SCO, Sue Me' petition made a brief stir on the Internet with words that still echo:

"To: SCO

"I am a Linux user. I feel that SCO's tactics toward an operating system of my choice are unjust, ill founded and bizarre. I am willing to be sued because I am confident that SCO's tactics toward Linux will fail. If I have published my email address as part of this petition it is so SCO representatives can email me and begin the process of serving me a court order.

"The response was not something the author of the petition, John Everitt, expected. With expectations of perhaps 10 signatories, he was amazed when thousands of Linux users signed it. He probably wasn't the only one surprised by the outpouring of support; many conservative voices within the Linux community expressed discomfort with their fellow users opening themselves to litigation. Yet the list of signatories grew. Had the petition not been cut short, there's no telling how many signatures would be on the list. The last time if was available when I checked, the signatures numbered more than 4,000..."

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