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Wednesday, May 14, 2003

SCO Steps Up Threats

SCO announced that it was suspending Linux development and sent this threatening letter to "commercial Linux user(s)." This is some of the most amazingly blantant FUD I've ever had the displeasure of reading. It also puts them in a unique bind. They may very well be admitting that SCO might sue users of SCO Linux for using an infringing product. Idiots. It's enough to make me wonder if this is some elaborate and very late April Fool's joke. Thanks Slashdot.

Actually, this could work to Linux' advantage. If SCO loses, there will be legal precedent that Linux does not infringe on any patents. Whatever the case I just hope SCO gets hoisted on their own petard.

J.t.Qbe comments: It looks like SCO has stopped distributing its own version of Linux. Some interesting stuff over at OSNews.

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