[Linux-aus] Fw: SCO Linux Licences

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Sat Feb 14 06:26:02 UTC 2004


It's my turn...according to all the information at hand, companies
can't advertise products they have no intention to sell, not enough stock
for or can't legally sell.

/me sigh

I think that I may talk to OSBN-SA/OSIA and see whether we might
collectively chase them under consumer law.


Begin forwarded message:

Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 09:04:41 +1030
From: David Lloyd <lloy0076 at adam.com.au>
To: anz_info at sco.com
Subject: SCO Linux Licences

Dear Sirs,

According to this page:


...I should be able to contact you to purchase this LICENSE. Please be
advised that under consumer law in South Australia (and no doubt higher law
in Australia) it is not considered reasonable trade practice to advertise a
product for sale with the knowledge that:

 1 the seller (The SCO Group) has no rights to actually sell the product; or
 2 the seller does not sufficient quantities of the product; or

I respectfully await your OFFER OF A LICENSE explaining:

 1 the terms of the license
 2 any consideration (eg monetary consideration and to whom do I pay it)
 3 any other relevant matters

I will await such an OFFER until 1 March 2004. If I do not receive a
response from The SCO Group at such time I will inform the Office of
Business and Consumer Affairs in South Australia and allege a breach of
consumer trading law.

David Lloyd

"What about the Age of Reason?"
 [John Farnham]

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