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From uug-list@uug.byu.edu  Fri Mar  7 19:05:20 2003
From: uug-list@uug.byu.edu (Michael Ryan Byrd)
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 12:05:20 -0700 (MST)
Subject: [uug] SCO / Caldera suing IBM
Message-ID: < 01KT8QKBEJRW8YQ4HI@EMAIL1.BYU.EDU>

So our wacky, local (lindon utah) linux company is suing IBM in what I can only
interpret as a very silly lawsuit. Besides simply praticing barratry (being
excessively litigious), why make such a scene?

ideas?

see: 

http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57955,00.html

From uug-list@uug.byu.edu  Fri Mar  7 19:30:57 2003
From: uug-list@uug.byu.edu (Evan McNabb)
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 12:30:57 -0700
Subject: [uug] SCO / Caldera suing IBM
In-Reply-To: <01KT8QKBEJRW8YQ4HI@EMAIL1.BYU.EDU>
References: <01KT8QKBEJRW8YQ4HI@EMAIL1.BYU.EDU>
Message-ID: <20030307193057.GK2352@medusa.mcnabbs.org>

> So our wacky, local (lindon utah) linux company is suing IBM in what I ca=
n only
> interpret as a very silly lawsuit. Besides simply praticing barratry (bei=
ng
> excessively litigious), why make such a scene?

If your product sucks, hire a lawyer and sue everybody. Don't get me starte=
d on
SCO/Caldera. I think they are a worse company than Microsoft... atleast Mic=
rosoft
knows how to make money so they don't have to make it court... (they just g=
et taken
to court :-)

-Evan

P.S. Ask any of my geeky friends: nothing fires me up more than SCO's lawsu=
it...

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From uug-list@uug.byu.edu  Fri Mar  7 23:20:19 2003
From: uug-list@uug.byu.edu (Stuart Jansen)
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 16:20:19 -0700
Subject: [uug] SCO / Caldera suing IBM
In-Reply-To: <20030307193057.GK2352@medusa.mcnabbs.org>
References: <01KT8QKBEJRW8YQ4HI@EMAIL1.BYU.EDU>
 <20030307193057.GK2352@medusa.mcnabbs.org>
Message-ID: <1047079219.1096.2.camel@patience>

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 12:30, Evan McNabb wrote:
> > So our wacky, local (lindon utah) linux company is suing IBM in what I can only
> > interpret as a very silly lawsuit. Besides simply praticing barratry (being
> > excessively litigious), why make such a scene?
> 
> If your product sucks, hire a lawyer and sue everybody. Don't get me started on
> SCO/Caldera. I think they are a worse company than Microsoft... atleast Microsoft
> knows how to make money so they don't have to make it court... (they just get taken
> to court :-)
> 
> -Evan
> 
> P.S. Ask any of my geeky friends: nothing fires me up more than SCO's lawsuit..

What Evan said. Nothing more needs to be said... Well I can't resist
anyway. Caldera (SCO) never "got it". They were doomed from the
beginning, but instead of sucking it up and admitting their own
stupidity they see it as their right to blame someone else and demand
payment for damages.

-- 
Stuart Jansen <sjansen@byu.edu>

#define FALSE 0 /* This is the naked Truth */
#define TRUE  1 /* and this is the Light   */ -- mailto.c

From uug-list@uug.byu.edu  Sat Mar  8 01:12:17 2003
From: uug-list@uug.byu.edu (Evan McNabb)
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 18:12:17 -0700
Subject: [uug] SCO / Caldera suing IBM
In-Reply-To: <000a01c2e50b$af1560d0$c8f8070a@sujan>
References: <01KT8QKBEJRW8YQ4HI@EMAIL1.BYU.EDU> 
<20030307193057.GK2352@medusa.mcnabbs.org> <1047079219.1096.2.camel@patience> 
<000a01c2e50b$af1560d0$c8f8070a@sujan>
Message-ID: <20030308011216.GC15399@medusa.mcnabbs.org>

Or the courts do what they have done many times in the past, give someone a=
=20
lot of money because of a patent "violation". I'm worried that this is the =
tip of
the iceberg with people using patents against Linux and other Open Source=
=20
projects.

IBM might not be the only loser from this case...

-Evan

> IBM wins both ways, either they can buy them or counter sue SCO with their
> own IP claims. I hope IBM will continue on the litigation than simply buy=
ing
> them off. Otherwise, it would set a very bad precedent.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stuart Jansen" < sjansen@byu.edu>
> To: < uug-list@uug.byu.edu>
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 4:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [uug] SCO / Caldera suing IBM
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> > On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 12:30, Evan McNabb wrote:
> > > > So our wacky, local (lindon utah) linux company is suing IBM in wha=
t I
> can only
> > > > interpret as a very silly lawsuit. Besides simply praticing barratry
> (being
> > > > excessively litigious), why make such a scene?
> > >
> > > If your product sucks, hire a lawyer and sue everybody. Don't get me
> started on
> > > SCO/Caldera. I think they are a worse company than Microsoft... atlea=
st
> Microsoft
> > > knows how to make money so they don't have to make it court... (they
> just get taken
> > > to court :-)
> > >
> > > -Evan
> > >
> > > P.S. Ask any of my geeky friends: nothing fires me up more than SCO's
> lawsuit..
> >
> > What Evan said. Nothing more needs to be said... Well I can't resist
> > anyway. Caldera (SCO) never "got it". They were doomed from the
> > beginning, but instead of sucking it up and admitting their own
> > stupidity they see it as their right to blame someone else and demand
> > payment for damages.
> >
> > --
> > Stuart Jansen < sjansen@byu.edu>
> >
> > #define FALSE 0 /* This is the naked Truth */
> > #define TRUE  1 /* and this is the Light   */ -- mailto.c
> >
> >
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