[linux-elitists] fwd: [SLL] Fighting evil with evil
Karsten M. Self
Fri Oct 31 19:41:01 PST 2003
on Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 11:40:12AM -0800, Dan Wilder (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> This suggestion from a local user and sometimes LJ author:
> ----- Forwarded message from Glenn Stone <email@example.com> -----
> According to this article in the Register:
> The SCO Group has begun distributing Linux under a more restrictive license
> than the GPL. I do believe they have stepped in the proverbial tar baby.
> Each and every person who has ever written even a one-byte patch to Linux is
> eligible to DMCA-notice them, and their upstream provider when they are
> If we were to all line up, all bazillion of us, and one at a time serve
> their provider notice and have their bandwidth dropped until such time as
> they correct their error, we could have them down for years! Or at least
> until such time as the clue-by-four connected with Darl McBride's temple, or
> the SEC gets wise to this whole stock scheme and puts them out of business
> for good....
> But anyway. Any Linux kernel contributor has the right to terminate SCO's
> right to distribute same by citing non-compliance with the GPL, and serve
> DMCA notice that they must cease and desist from providing
> therefore-unlicensed software for download.
At ten days per request, if appropriately timed. 30 developers == 300
days. 200+ developers == 2000+ days.
17 USC 512(g)(2)(B)
upon receipt of a counter notification described in paragraph (3),
promptly provides the person who provided the notification under
subsection (c)(1)(C) with a copy of the counter notification, and
informs that person that it will replace the removed material or
cease disabling access to it in 10 business days; and
Note that that's not "within", "at least" or another limiting factor.
The material _must_ remain offline for _at least_ ten days.
Frankly, given that copyright is being violated, I'd see it being
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
The Amazon "one-click" patent boycott -- yes, it continues:
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