Internet's like TV...5,000,000,000 channels, nothing worth listening to or watching.
I rock out to Metallica and Pearl Jam or mellow out with Rossini or Puccini, depends on the code I'm cutting.
...not to mention a vnc window, with another set of desktops, an X-server session with up to 16 more sets and more terminal sessions, not to mention the non-gui virtual terminals I can set up...but if they were UNIX people instead of windows lusers, they would know that already...I normally have 10 sessions open through various means and just tab thru them as I need to...ssh and redirects make it secure and easy.
Actually, in the article it said "around 1000" in sco-ese that could mean less than 5.
If any invoices are sent out, you can be sure scox will not disclose where the invoices were sent, how much the companies are charged, or if the companies complied. If anybody pays the invoice, it's a fair bet it won't be an arms-length transaction.
Now that SCO has sent out invoices, the recipients can report them to the FTC and FBI. They're demanding payment for something for which they offered no proof of ownership. Until now SCO has only been involved in civil actions. They have just crossed the line into criminal.
<<Now that SCO has sent out invoices, the recipients can report them to the FTC and FBI. They're demanding payment for something for which they offered no proof of ownership. Until now SCO has only been involved in civil actions. They have just crossed the line into criminal.>>
As usual, they did not say they HAD sent out the invoices, they claimed once again they are GOING TO.
Nothing has changed.
Just the same yada yada.
>>Blake Stowell, director of public relations at SCO, told vnunet.com: "A large number of commercial Linux users could begin receiving [invoices] in the next month or two.<<<
note the would could here. SCO wouldn't dare invoice total strangers. It would be suicide and not even these guys are that stupid. If they were to send 1000 invoices I'd bet money 750 of those would SUE SCO and SCO doesn't have the lawyers or the money to back it up. They're saving their war chest for IBM and RHAT and it would be a total waste of money to spend it on lawyers in a feeble attempt to create a revenue stream.
This is just more "fluff" from Lindon. They've been threatening to do this for a month now and nothing.
But we can only dream that they are that stupid...they have proved they are as recently as SCUMXForum in Vegas last month...they have proven it in Germany, NZ and Oz.
We can only hope....
Well..._I_ can only hope...PLEASE Darl, send me my invoice...I'm actively taking customers from you and your masters in Palo Alto and Redmond.
It's even more missleading than I thought:
"Blake Stowell, director of public relations at SCO, told vnunet.com: "A large number of commercial Linux users *could begin receiving [invoices] in the next month or two*. ... ">> "I would say that **a batch in the neighbourhood of 1,000 or so would** go out."
Nothing in clear English saying "The bills are in the mail" ... just "they could begin receiving invoices" in the indefinite future. As a professional writer, I am in awe of his grasp of Weasel-speak.
Oh, Darl, have you heard my plea? Are you sending invoices to me or one or more of my clients?
I've already talked with my state AG...and my attorney...we have the subpoenas and filing already drawn up...please send me an invoice!!!
The title is misleading: SCO has not dropped the letters in the mail yet, but they are going to, real soon now. Same FUD, different day
"SCO will start invoicing Linux users in the next two months, with the first batch of bills being sent to around 1,000 US users."
>>Same FUD, different day<<
Don't overlook the "around 1,000 US users" part. How many is "around 1000" ? In scox-ese that could mean less than 5. Safe bet that scox will not reveal the "around 1000" companies, or which of those companies paid, or how much. Safe bet there will not be any arms-length transactions.
BTW folks, that is a European date, dd/mm/yyyy format so it is a current article.
"But Stowell added: "Sooner or later the invoicing will reach European companies I'm sure. We will not be limiting this to a US only market."
What was that German fine again, per invoice?
Talk, talk, talk, blah, blah, blah
I'll act on it when I get one SCOX, you better believe it.