Hundreds of lines?
Posted May 31, 2003 1:06 UTC (Sat) by dmomara
In reply to: Hundreds of lines?
Parent article: SCO's conference call
182 lines in 3 files? (Deja'vu all over again.)
Lord emperor Fud, sole owner and protector of the one true XXXX operating system seems not so certain as to the "baselessness" of Novel's claims in a matter of a few hours subsequent to the press release announcement of this telefudference. Sighs of relief were heard on realization that he may not be able to understand a contract when he has it in his hands. (In light of the published corporate policy:)
"Contracts are what you use against parties you have relationships with."
<source: sco press release>
"Any contract you sign with us is to be construed as a means by which tortuous action will be taken against you."
In any event since they appear to be in the process of sueing everyone else in the world, they appear to want a piece of Novell too.
Certainly with his deep knowledge and understanding of XXXX history and that of the amalgam at the tiller of which his firm hand rests, the Almighty and Puissant Litigator Exemplar would be absolutely certain that none of the offending (offensive? odious? noxious?) lines of code could have appeared at some time like:
"1999 SCO launches numerous Open Source initiatives: 1) Offers free Open Source applications and tools to SCO customers; 2) Extends Professional Services to include audits and deployment consultation for customers interested in installing Linux and Open Source technologies; 3) Invests in LinuxMall.com, the leading portal for Linux-related products and services; 4) Enters strategic agreement with TurboLinux to develop services for TurboLinux's TurboCluster Server and provide Linux Professional Services for TurboLinux customers." <source: sco.com "history of sco">
"2001 On May 7, Caldera Systems completes the acquisition of SCO's Server Software and Professional Services Divisions, becoming Caldera International (Caldera) and providing the world's largest Linux/UNIX channel."
At any rate, the Mighty Protector will certainly find out the offender and the punishment will cause all to click their tongues and whistle. Perhaps the Omniscient and Benevolent one will be so clever as to trick the silly miscreant into some demented and devastating lawsuit against one of the most powerful and sophisticated information technology companies on the planet? Perhaps the foolish thieves would be so silly in the process as to send to the wealthiest and most influential business leaders in the world threatening letters, only to find later that the source of their difficulties are themselves? We can only wait and see.
As another surprise no mention was made of a rumored move to once again change the corporate name, this time to Seppuku Technologies.
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