Let's not forget
Posted Jul 22, 2003 17:22 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck
In reply to: Let's not forget
Parent article: The 2003 Kernel Developers Summit
This is the technical summit, not the legal/business issues summit. Still, I'm sure that there will be lots of quiet conversations about what to do. It might be best if the kernel copyright holders empower Linux International (or some other body) to deal with the legal issues, just as Linus has done for trademark enforcement.
At some point, some body with official standing is going to need to contest the issue in the press, and possibly issue official announcements, for example, that SCO is in breach of the GPL and the Linux copyright holders are invoking clause 4, and threaten similar action against anyone who publicly pressures anyone to obtain an SCO license in order to "legally" run Linux (as such pressures are an attempt to sublicense a GPLed work). The kernel developers should be insulated from this ugliness, but we can't let SCO go around extorting licenses from people without objecting.
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