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|March 9, 2004 12:00 AM EST||
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A piece of juicy compromising e-mail written by a SCO consultant to SCOsource VP Chris Sontag and SCO CFO Bob Bench last October suggesting that Microsoft had quietly funneled $86 million to SCO and that it was good for at least $106 million before tapping all possibilities happened to turn up on open source philosopher Eric Raymond's web site Thursday.
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|Al 03/09/04 05:09:39 PM EST|
Does SCO's behavior affect all Linux flavors? (dabian, mandrake, etc..)
To me, it seems at the very least that SCO uses some very poor business practices, sorta like they have no ambition to make their systems work, rather destroy our online community.
|Watch Bruce 03/09/04 10:27:37 AM EST|
There is a cool article called "SCO's failing case against IBM" written by Bruce Perens here.
It ends: "When a company makes unfounded assertions for a month or two, it can be dismissed as a mistake or wishful thinking. When the distortions continue for a full year, that suggests a less innocent conclusion. There are hard questions about what's going on--especially when deceived stockholders are liable to left in the lurch."
|clandaith 03/09/04 10:20:57 AM EST|
The Forbes.com FUD is actuall a Reuters story. Reed Stevenson works for Reuters. I thought they hired journalists at Reuters, but I guess I was wrong.
|richm 03/09/04 10:19:06 AM EST|
> Articles say that the liscenses were thrown in
That's a crucial piece of information. One that SCO will deliberately mishold or put endless spin on.
I think that CA wasn't thinking when they allowed that "licensing" to be thrown in as part of the terms of any settlement. Now SCO will run around using this as ammunition for their continued litigation.
It's not like CA or anyone else doesn't know who or what they were dealing with...
|Jeffrey Baker 03/09/04 09:48:24 AM EST|
The relationship between SCOX and Canopy certainly seems, to us, like an abuse of the corporate form. I'd guess the SEC will eventually become involved.
|tabgeldawad 03/09/04 09:47:07 AM EST|
It doesn't matter what they did or did not pay! They still "acquired" the licenses, providing validation for SCO's claims.
If the SCO license cost 1 penny, would you buy one? No? Not because you don't want to spend a penny, but because getting a license is pretty much an admission that SCO may be right.
The damage is done, and CA should be taken to task for their cowardly behavior.
|kuwan 03/09/04 09:45:21 AM EST|
Basically Canopy threw in the licenses as part of a settlement with Canopy's Center7 company. I wonder if SCO broke any confidentiality agreements regarding the settlement by announcing that CA was a Linux IP Licensee. ;)
|cosmo7 03/09/04 09:44:04 AM EST|
Forbes.com has an article on this right now that is full of statements which don't really make sense.
I particularly liked this part: "Generally, if an IP holder is able to demonstrate that others in the industry have taken a license, thereby respecting the IP holder's claims, that can be used as evidence that is persuasive to a jury,"
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