[TriLUG] SCO Conference Call
r.floyd3 at verizon.net
Wed Aug 6 16:09:08 EDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 14:45, Gnu Man wrote:
> Just listened to the SCO conference call.
> A few highlights:
> 1. SCO wants $699 per CPU for a license
> 2. This is until October 15, then jumps to $1399 per CPU
> 3. They "WILL" sue the end users of Linux who don't buy a license
> 4. IBM and SCO's lawsuit has a court date for April 2005
> 5. Redhat and SCO's lawsuit would follow shortly afterwards.
> 6. Stated that they will not publicly disclose the "infringing code"
IANAL, but it seems to me the first step should be to obtain an
injunction forbidding SCO from collecting any license fees until they
have established a reasonable certainty that their case has merit.
Barring that, at least ask for an injunction requiring them to place all
such license fees collected into an escrow fund, with the proviso that
such fees cannot be spent until their rights to the code in question are
established and that, should their rights not be upheld, such fees will
be returned to the payors with interest.
Given the time frames involved, injunctive relief seems an appropriate
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