1 Mar 2004 iagorubio   » (Journeyer)

Fighting SCO's Filthy Lucre Tour

As SCO's is running the Sex Pistols' way of try a gain, I finally decided to involve personally, and put my 2 cents against this company.

I know that as an individual, I can do almost nothing to fight SCO.

So, what have I done ?

First of all I drop support for all SCO distros on my project, so bugs from any of the Caldera/SCO distros will be simply ignored by me.

I know that's almost nothing as a little CSS editor is not supposed to be in a SCO Unix server system, but Fyodor have drop Nmap support to those distros and, I'm sure, if more developers do the same, it will hurt.

If all Open Source community drop support for UnixWare and family, SCO user's will have less resources so SCO's distros will be - even - less attractive.

Then I think, how can a company consider a License void and illegal, but accept it's terms ?

GPL's point five states :

You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License.

Are public challeges considering it "void" and "illegal" enough to prove non acceptance of a License's terms ?

I think that yes, it's enough, so I added a legal notice to the cssed project's site.

If you ask me if I can defend it in court, I will answer that no, it's sure I can not spend the funds required, but I fell much better since I wrote this down ;)

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