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  • tenderized_offer tenderized_offer May 19, 2003 9:40 AM Flag

    LINUX=LAWSUIT

    SCO is going to kill Linux. Buy Windows Server or get sued for IP theft.

    MSFT was founded on expert legal moves, it's going to thrive on this one.

    Linux needs a lawyer to install it.

    BWAAAHAHAAHAA.

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    • > Can you imagine how expensive it will be for
      > any hardware appliance manufacturer that used
      > Linux and may now need to pay for all of those
      > licenses.

      That's not how IP law works.

      The only company with liability is the company
      that put any IP into Linux illegally.

    • I believe the Linux distributors hava a clause in their download agreement that passes on any IP licensing liabilities to the person that downloaded the software.

      I'll check on that, I'm quoting from another source.

    • > I believe the Linux distributors hava a clause
      > in their download agreement that passes on any
      > IP licensing liabilities to the person that
      > downloaded the software.
      >
      > I'll check on that, I'm quoting from another
      > source.

      It's under the GPL. There is no EULA with
      most distributions.

    • Who owns Linux? If I put it in my infrastructure who is assuring me that I'm not at legal risk?

      Some Finnish guy named Linus?

      Is he going to defend me?

      Why bother.

    • the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 19, 2003 10:22 AM Flag

      what download agreement? ftp doesn't exactly have facilities for click through eula's. to my knowledge the user is simply bound by the licenses of the software in question gpl, bsd, etc.

    • Subj: Re: LINUX=LAWSUIT
      By: tenderized_offer
      Date: 05/19/03 10:21 am

      Who owns Linux? If I put it in my infrastructure who is assuring me that I'm not at legal risk?

      Some Finnish guy named Linus?

      Is he going to defend me?

      Why bother.
      ++++++++++++++++++
      Have you bothered to read the EULA? Try looking and figuring out who is going to "protect" you? MSFT disavows any warranty beyond the CD (or diskette) being readable!

    • IT Managers need another cost center.

      License....
      Hardware....
      and now Legal if you run Linux.

      I'll give you stolen intellectual property if you'll pay me to install it and support it.

      Open Source=Stolen Source.

    • the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 19, 2003 10:30 AM Flag

      >>>I'll give you stolen intellectual property if you'll pay me to install it and support it.

      Open Source=Stolen Source.<<<


      unsupported allegations, fud, what's the difference? you're the perfect msft supporter - you fit right in.

    • This may be one of the clauses. However there is also a bunch of stuff saying that no one is liable for any damages. I wonder if it's possible to eliminate any liabilities just by saying so?

      5. NO WARRANTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Each Recipient is solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using and distributing the Program and assumes all risks associated with its exercise of rights under this Agreement, including but not limited to the risks and costs of program errors, compliance with applicable laws, damage to or loss of data, programs or equipment, and unavailability or interruption of operations.

    • The TV I'm selling you out of my van comes with no legal liability to you whatsoever.

      Believe me - the TV is FREEEEEE... don't worry where it came from. I'm just charging you a delivery fee.

      Linux just died. IBM not running the ads anymore.

      Let the legal feeding frenzy begin.

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