SCO called on the carpet for unsubstantiated threats

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Andy Oram
Jul. 23, 2003 10:02 AM

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It's about time somebody made SCO face up to the consequences of its grand-standing and howlling, which have gotten immeasurably worse since I wrote my weblog on Irresponsible SCO. Their lawyers are essentially telling every Linux user that we're engaging in illegal activities, and that by the way we can save ourselves by buying them off.

How about a similar parry to SCO in the United States? Are we a country that lets powerful forces go on wildly destructive campaigns on the basis of inflated or even untruthful claims?

Andy Oram is an editor for O'Reilly Media, specializing in Linux and free software books, and a member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. His web site is