[linux-elitists] SCO teleconference

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Fri May 30 09:09:41 PDT 2003

>Don Marti wrote
>begin  Jonathan Corbet quotation of Fri, May 30, 2003 at 08:36:07AM -0600:
>> SCO has announced a teleconference for 1:00 eastern time today:
>> 	http://www.newsalert.com/bin/story?StoryId=CpTBxqbWbtefgmdeW&Print=1
>Wow, they put the pass code on the site and everything.
>Toll Free within North America: 1-800-289-0496
>                 International: 913-981-5519
>        Password to enter call: 164628
>Friday, May 30, 2003, 1:00 PM EDT, 10:00 am PDT
>Interesting things to ask them about:
>Why has the independent panel been delayed?  Have any of the
>independent experts who will see source code been chosen, and if
>so who are they and what are their qualifications?
>SCO has already said it will remove the "Letter from Linux Customers"
>from its web site in response to a complaint from Linuxtag.  Is SCO
>doing anything else to address this complaint?
>Is SCO's license to Novell's Unix copyrights and patents an exclusive
>one, or is Novell still free to license these to others?
>Since SCO continues to distribute Linux source code under GPL
>through its update service, will it take any legal action against
>subscribers to that service who exercise their rights under the GPL?

Usually questioners on these calls are screened.  That is, you're asked for
your name and affiliation when you call in.  When people queue for
questions, there's a backchannel to the company from the teleconference
service that shows a list of the names and affiliations of the queued
questioners.  The company then tells the teleconference service which person
they will take next.

For example, if your name and affiliation were "Don Marti, Linux Journal",
SCO might not ever get to your question.


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