[linux-elitists] Info on SCO Lawsuit

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Fri May 30 08:10:08 PDT 2003


on Fri, May 30, 2003 at 09:07:57AM +0200, Mikael Pawlo (mikael@pawlo.com) wrote:
> At 21.01 +0200 03-05-29, Mikael Pawlo wrote:
> >At 18.33 -0600 03-05-28, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> >>> Can this possibly become any more comic-opera?
> >>You know, it *is* a comic opera, and it's screwing up my work.  It's hard
> >>to get anything done when you're laughing too hard to operate your
> >>keyboard.
> >(---)
> >I can actually think of a few things more amusing than trying to give
> >advise to clients worried about the fuss provided by SCO.
> >I don't know how enterprises react to this mess in the U.S. but over here
> >people are worried. With 'people' I mean the ones certifying the bills for
> >payment at larger companies. I guess that is also part of the SCO tactics.
> >IBM will have to enter into a conciliation (settlement) for commercial
> >reasons, should they not be able to throw this out of court with a
> >preliminary injunction or something similar pretty soon.
> >Do you know if FSF or someone else is tracking this on a day-to-day
> >blog-basis?
> 
> Mr Karsten M. Self forwarded my question to Mr Bradley M. Kuhn, executive
> director of the FSF. Mr Kuhn replied that FSF lacks the resources to track
> the SCO proceedings in the way I suggested. This means that the idea below
> still stands:
> 
> >If not, we should convince someone to do it, maybe even in collaboration
> >with IBM. It would be great to be able to furnish worried Swedes and others
> >with an URL with all the necessary updates and information on the SCO
> >ongoings in this matter. Then even I would be able to smile at this mess!
> >.-)
> 
> I am copying (BCC) some friends with the means and contacts needed in order
> to make this an openlaw project ( http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/openlaw/ )
> or something similar. Mr Self has already decided to start collecting
> links, so it should not be too much work providing this service...   .-)
> 
> So - Is there anyone out there feeling like providing a web page tracking
> the SCO ./. IBM proceedings in the way suggested above (or at least passing
> the suggestion along to the proper level at IBM)?


Here:  http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SCOvsIBM

Very preliminary.  You're more than welcome to register and contribute.

Peace.

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