[linux-elitists] Help request -- terminology for Caldera FUD tactics
Sun Jun 29 22:50:28 PDT 2003
* Karsten M. Self (firstname.lastname@example.org) [030630 00:16]:
> I'm trying to find a good word/phrase to describe what Caldera/SCO and
> its press organs are doing currently regarding GNU/Linux and allegations
> of copyright infringement.
> First it was "favor currying publicity stunts"
> Now it's argument by repetition of "What if SCO is right?". My favorite
> response (not sure if it was Slashdot, LinuxToday, LWN, or Newsforge)
> was "What if SCO is right about _what_?", given that the story has
> changed, and been vague, from day one.
> So: something to capture this whole tarring the GNU/Linux community by
> SCO in a topic?
It smells a lot like "Raelianism" , but more actively belligerent.
Here are some possibilities related to that theme:
a Raelian takeover bid for [open source entity]
The other parallel which comes to mind is that of Baghdad Bob aka
"Comical Ali". "Baghdad Blake [Stowell]" and "Baghdad McBride" could be
amusing to sling around in the proper context.
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