Posted Aug 12, 2003 6:23 UTC (Tue) by Salmozn
Parent article: The text of IBM's counterclaims
I was reading the counterclaim of IBM and I just laughed at every section. SCO is so royalling f**ked. If SCO is profiting by distributing and selling licences that include code from GPL code which is the work of other contributors, then I smell a class-action lawsuit against SCO from the millions of linux developers under the GPL.
SCO should be sued for punitive damages, charged with stock fraud, and for every cent they received from their 'Fortune 1500' customer list.
If SCO tells me to pay for a linux licence, I will immediately call my lawyer to get the courts to charge SCO with fraud. Linux code, AIX code, etc, etc is not SCO's code. Simply packaging your code with GPL code does not make you have the rights to the code you did not develop.
What SCO is doing is like telling Microsoft that you own their source code and demand licencing fees.
SCO - another WorldCom, Enron, Martha, etc, etc.
Best quote, "IBM has more patent litigation lawyers than SCO has employees."
If it's less costly for IBM to buy-out SCO instead of incurring legal fees, then I think IBM should swallow up SCO. Case over.
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