[linux-elitists] LOCAL Bay Area: Save your SCO "invoice"

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Aug 26 17:55:39 PDT 2003


If you receive an "invoice" from The SCO Group, please do not waste it
on a prank or expression of contempt for SCO -- they're certainly
expecting that.  If you want to do something symbolic with your
"SCO invoice", make a copy.

After careful consideration, you may decide to give the false invoice
to law enforcement as part of a request to investigate SCO for fraud.

We are starting a low-traffic announce-only mailing list to share
information on Bay Area community responses to the SCO invoice
scam, which will most likely include giving the "invoices" to law
enforcement.

We're calling the organization "Bay Area Software Professionals
for Responsibility and Accountability" for the obvious reason that
we are Bay Area software professionals who are for responsibility
and accountability.

Who:   Bay Area Linux users, especially anyone who thinks that he 
       or she may receive a false invoice from The SCO Group

What:  Mailing list for announcements regarding local responses to
       SCO's fraudulent mailing

Where: Sacramento, probably, that's where California Attorney General 
       Bill Lockyer is.

When:  Subscribe now, more info after the "invoices" come.
       http://lists.alt.org/mailman/listinfo/baspra-announce

Why:   Because we're software professionals who are for responsibility
       and accountability.

Doing some symbolic action with your "invoice" may be satisfying
or attention-getting, but SCO is expecting this.  But as soon
as they use false claims to attempt to get money from anyone,
they're doing something that is at least legally questionable,
and that you may wish to have law enforcement take a look at.

Please _save_ the "invoice" and envelope.

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