GPL compliance

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Fri Jun 30 19:42:10 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 09:57 -0700, Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
> A few people get burned, and I'll even dare to
> note the companies that got cease and desist letters from SCO and had
> to spend big bucks dealing with it 

If they paid, they did so because they were fools who chose to pay up
for a badly thought-out extortion scheme, which will be dealt with in
court soon, if sadly not swiftly. See the recent order of judge Brooke
Pay special attention to this sentence in the order:

"Given the amount of code that SCO has received in discovery the court
finds it inexcusable that SCO is in essence still not placing all the
details on the table. Certainly if an individual was stopped and accused
of shoplifting after walking out of Neiman Marcus they would expect to
be eventually told what they allegedly stole.  It would be absurd for an
officer to tell the accused that 'you know what you stole I’m not
telling.'  Or, to simply hand the accused individual a catalog of Neiman
Marcus' entire inventory and say 'its in there somewhere, you figure it

Countless others have thrown those letters into the trash without

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