What SCO Wants, SCO Gets (Forbes)
Posted Jun 18, 2003 18:37 UTC (Wed) by mongre26
Parent article: What SCO Wants, SCO Gets (Forbes)
Obviously an author that does not expect anyone to take him seriously, with the exception perhaps of McBride.
I have seen this opinion voiced in serveral articles regarding how us "Open Source Crunchies" are ignoring this issue.
Perhaps the author should balance out their perspective by reading up on the USL v BSD case as well as the mountain of GPL violations that did not go to court because of the strength and reasonableness of that license.
If the OS community has confidence it is because we have always had it in our way of doing things. The community would not have gotten as far as it has without that confidence, and a fair amount of justification for that confidence to back them up.
And to claims that the OS community is just sitting back smug, the amount of press/coverage/comments from OS advocates and personalities has been constant and verbose. Just because this guys radar does not track the OS communities blogs does not mean the OS community is taking this lying down.
What commentators like this fail to realize is that IP and IP law is something that the OS community takes extremely seriously and is well versed in. Afterall without strong IP law and an excellent understanding of that law the OS community would not exist, at least not in its present form.
I have every confidence that the correct conclusions will be found in this case to be benefit of the OS community, and the software industry at large.
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