[TriLUG] SCO Conference Call
gnu_man at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 5 17:28:18 EDT 2003
That would be like cutting off the head to cure the headache.
The root of the problem is IP (intellectual property). Open source
needs a system to protect everyone that copyrighted code is not entered
into their source trees.
I'm afraid if this problem is not fixed, Open Source Software's future
does not look very good.
On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 17:12, Robertdkeys at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/5/03 4:47:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> lovelace at wayfarer.org writes:
> << Their plan is to offer a Licensing Scheme and sue everyone that doesn't
> > purchase a license for a kernel 2.4 or later version of Linux. >>
> OK, let's think logically. IFF 2.4 code and later is problematic, what is
> last non-problematic code? Take that, diverge off, and leave SCO in a pile
> of doggydoo.
> I seem to recall this wheel spinning about 10 years back or thereabouts.
> AT&T lost their shirt. BSD diverged off, and now look where it is. Seven
> files were pulled out and rewritten. It took several months. Linux could
> easily do the same thing, and leave SCO in the dust!
> Food for thought.....
> Bob Keys
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