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Groklaw: Step Right Up, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Have Your Credit Card Ready

Feb 23, 2004, 15:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"SCO would rather you volunteer to buy their license online, so they don't have to risk going after you by mail or using threats, maybe... those pesky laws being how they are. Or maybe they hope to escape the bonds of the GPL this way. Or just maybe they are about to sue some folks, and they'll make them an offer they can't refuse: pay for a license instead of a lawsuit -- it's cheaper. It might have worked at one time, but after all the indemnification floating around, I can't see it.

"But it's up to you, gang. If you want 'em, you can have 'em. Licenses! Fresh licenses for sale! They accept credit cards. Do check the EULA, though. No indemnification. Eeek. Oh, and you have to agree to their expansive definition of what their code is made up of. And then there is that little matter of your firstborn..."

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