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Linux Journal: A Measured Response to the "SCO Problem"

Sep 17, 2003, 13:00 (24 Talkback[s])
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"How do we make people lose their incentive to attack free software and show them it always will cost them more to attack it than to leave it alone?

"Our protests have fallen on deaf ears. SCO, much to the Free Software community's dismay, doesn't care about any of the following:

"Its reputation with us.
The e-mail it receives from us.
Selling a product.

"A perusal of The SCO Group's market filings also shows us that the company has no real market for its current products. I mean, does anyone really think that if in some fantasy world where SCO had the ability to levy a $699/CPU fee we wouldn't switch en masse to FreeBSD or simply not pay? I can't picture this coming to pass, so I've been thinking of ways to deter future actions similar to the one that is now the focus of so much of our attention..."

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