TuxRocks.com is managed by Frank Sorenson [ http://www.tuxrocks.com/ ]. TuxRocks
hosts my personal web pages [ http://www.tuxrocks.com/ ], as well as a variety of
additional pages. Currently, the largest collection of these pages relate to the
SCO v. IBM lawsuit. I chose the name TuxRocks because my family [ http://sco.tuxrocks.com/images/family.jpg
] really thinks Tux and Linux are great. My 2 1/2 year old in particular really
loves Tux, and pretty much thinks that all penguins must be named Tux.
The collection of legal documents hosted at TuxRocks are intended to be a helpful
supplement to other sites (such as Groklaw [ http://www.groklaw.net/ ] ) that discuss
the SCO lawsuit(s) and other legal matters that are of concern to open-source advocates.
My pages should not be interpreted as a substitute for these other sites or as sound
legal advice. Also, I do not represent or speak for anyone else (sometimes, I don't
even represent myself).
There are a number of reasons that I'm involved in the SCO matter. To name a
- I think that they (The SCO Group) are sabotaging Linux developers and users
for their own gain. I believe that their conduct has unfairly damaged the reputations
of thousands of Linux developers, hurt the job prospects of thousands of users,
programmers, and admins, and interfered with and slowed the adoption of Linux.
- I believe that SCO is attempting to hijack Linux and AIX development for
their own gain. They purport to respect Intellectual Property, yet their attempt
to steal the IP of thousands of open-source developers suggests that their greed
is the motivating factor.
- I believe that SCO's conduct is improper and morally corrupt. This has reflected
poorly on other people from Utah [ http://www.utah.gov/ ] and the LDS [ http://www.lds.org
] (Mormon [ http://www.lds.org ] ) church, and has hurt the reputation and caused
bad-will towards many people. As a Mormon currently living in Utah, I take offense
at the conduct of SCO and Canopy principals, and want to reaffirm that their
actions do not represent the general beliefs or actions of the people of Utah
or the LDS church. While they claim to adhere to the standards and beliefs of
the LDS Church, I believe that their actions show otherwise.
- SCO's claims are unfounded and bogus. They are unable to demonstrate (in
court) literal copyright infringement of System V code, and have no solid legal
footing for their "derivative works" claims. According to the contracts (and
the understandings of everyone involved in drawing up those contracts), IBM
(and everyone else) is free to do what they please with their own code. As IBM
has not donated SCO's System V code to Linux, there is no basis for SCO's claims.
All the evidence shows that SCO has no basis for their claims.
- SCO has unjustly inflated their stock price and their own pockets through
litigation, rather than good business practices. Their actions have not benefitted
anyone except the few in charge. SCO appears to be having a difficult time adapting
their outdated business model, and have chosen to sue and threaten litigation
rather than compete fairly in the marketplace.
- SCO is wasting the time and attention of the Court. They continue to make
claims to the press that directly contradict what is found in their court filings,
and they continue to play games with the justice system. If they had real claims,
they would be more straightforward toward IBM, and respectful toward the Court
and the Honorable Judges.
- I enjoy working with the people I have come into contact with on Groklaw
[ http://www.groklaw.net/ ] and through other forums. They are high-caliber
people who want to see justice served and are truly concerned about the allegations
SCO has continued to make.
- I maintain hundreds of Linux machines, and believe that Linux and other
open-source software hold great promise for the future.
- I believe that SCO's libelous assertions have already cost me at least one
great Linux-related job opportunity and have hurt my earning potential.
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