[Linux-aus] Re: [Talk] TSG and lawyers: volunteers please

David Lloyd dlloyd at microbits.com.au
Tue Jul 29 11:34:01 UTC 2003

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> My first response to this was, "Yeah, mofos, not that hard!"


> But then I realised, if someone asked SCO as a representative of a company
> that relies on Linux - and it would only be useful to either party if that
> were true - then SCO's answer would cause the company to be fully aware of
> a potential law suit, essentially putting it on notice.

The SCO Group might be insanely stupid but I'm sure they've taken into
acocunt that someone might actually have a go at them. 

> That's bad.

On the other hand they might not have...

> Whether SCO is right or not, or whether a suit is legal or not, would not
> be of great concern to owners/shareholders of said company. :-)

It depends.

If the Government slaps a huge fine on a company under the Trade Practices
Act it might affect the company's profits. Naturally I don't expect a
Government would--they seem to like to support big business and there are
other fish to fry anyway--but it might make a difference.


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 I don't like it! [Pauline Hanson]
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