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LinuxWorld: Is SCO Bad Not Just for Linux, But Also for America?

Jul 21, 2003, 23:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)

"Personally, I feel it's time to lay the cards on the table. As a journalist, you are supposed to remain emotionally detached from your subject, but there's no way I can do it anymore when I think about the SCO/Linux situation. I can't remember anything I've covered that has so enraged me as the legal thuggery that SCO is engaging in, and frankly, it's bad for the country.


"1) If you haven't noticed, we're in an economic slowdown right now, and one way that companies are saving money is by deploying on Linux rather than more expensive alternatives. If this option is removed in the form of a $100+ per seat 'blackmail' payment to SCO, companies will need to find savings elsewhere. Is that the sound of your job being outsourced to somewhere overseas I hear...?"

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