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SCO Anounces IP License?!?

By SeanParsons
Published: Aug 6 2003

SCO has just released a new single CPU license fee (a mere $699). I was a little concerned and called their 800 number (1-800-726-8649). Their customer service department should have still been opened but I could not get through, so I left a voice mail stating the following:

"Hello, my name is Sean Parsons and I can be contacted at (412) ***-****.

I have several concerns over what exactly my single CPU license fee would be covering. So far your complaints seem to center around SMP (which a single CPU system gains nothing from), NUMA which a workstation isn't going to need, and IBM's JFS when most people are using ext2 and ext3 (or in my case, I'm running ReiserFS).

Could you please contact me to let me know what tainted code my workstations might be running that your license covers?"

I said all of that without ever asking how they can charge license fees for binary run times on code that they have already distributed under terms of the GPL.

BTW, does anyone know how they can charge fees for something they have yet to prove is their IP?

Isn't that considered extortion?

You can go here to read more about SCO licensing program.


 SCO has no case

 by WinterWolf on: Aug 6 2003
Score 50%

They can't evens ue their users. Ther eare far too many articles explaining why their case has no merit.

I don't understand why this is even on the dot. I think that there should only be news about eyecandy features and KDE on looky.

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 Re: SCO has no case

 by twener on: Aug 6 2003
Score 50%

This here is not "the dot" aka dot.kde.org, it's looky! :-)

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 The SCO pages:

 by Yaba on: Aug 6 2003
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 OSDL Position Paper

 by SeanParsons on: Aug 8 2003
Score 50%

The following is OSDL's position paper (written by Eben Moglen) on the SCO allegations and their new licensing program.


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