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Law Professor Examines SCO Case

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the legal-eagle dept.

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An anonymous submitter writes "This law professor from the University of California points out weakness in SCO's legal bluster, and further takes a poke at closed software, for those hungry for more SCO scraps. At the end, he references Slashdot for more info ('itself a demonstration of the power of dispersed individuals working together')."

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Law Professor Examines Own Face in Coke Mirror (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302687)

props to CLIT, shits to others

Well it was my job to wake up Jacinda and get her to school as our parents already left for work. Jacinda is my baby sister and at the age of 18 she was real sexy. Her measurements are 36c-22-34 and has a very sexy smile to match.

Well I yelled at her but there was no answer so I had to go in her room. I saw what she was sleeping in and I like it. She wore a baby blue tank top and a lacy blue pair of panties. I push with my arm to wake her up but she said leave me alone. So I started tickling her and she started to laugh. While tickling her my hands accidentally brushed against her tits, they were firm and soft. I kept tickling her and she turned over and looked at me and smiled. I asked her if she knew how much she meant to me and how much I love her. She said yes Roger I know you love me and I love you too.

I asked her if I could kiss her and she said yes. We kissed passionately and while kissing her I cupped her right tit in my hand. I felt her nipple harden and she moaned softly. She pulled her tank top giving me access to her tits. I slowly lick one and suck her nipple deep in my mouth, then I move to the other one. She moans yes Roger suck baby sister's tits.

As I suck her tits I slide my hand into her panties and find out that she has shaved all her public from her pussy. I slowly slide a finger in her and notice that she is very tight. She tells me she is a virgin and she wants me to be her first lover. I slide down and slowly move her panties down and she lifted her sexy ass to let me slide them all the way off. I look at her and smile and see her smiling back. I spread her legs and slowly lick one side of her pussy and then the other side. I spread her lips and see how pink she is and slide my tongue deep inside her.

She yells yes big brother lick my pussy. As I lick her pussy she tells me to stop and strip, which I slowly take off my pants and underwear she gasps when she sees my hard cock and says she wants to measure it. She gets up and goes to her dresser and gets her ruler and measures it. She said oh God it is 9" long brother. Gee, you really are my big brother. She tells me to lie down and then sits down on my face. As I lick her pussy again she starts to lick my cock. I gasp as she takes it in her mouth. I slowly slide a finger deep in her ass as she has a very intense orgasm and I swallow all of her sweet juices.

She says she is ready for me to take her virginity and lays on her back. I ask her are you sure you want me to do this? She yells yes Roger fuck my tight virgin pussy! I slowly slide my cock up and down her pussy lips teasing her with my cock. She begs me to put it in her. I slowly slide the head in her and she gasps. I ask her if she wants me to go on and she says yes. I slowly slide in till I hit her cherry. I pull back a little and then thrust it all the way in. she moans and says yes Roger fuck your baby sis's pussy.

I feel her wrapping her legs around my back and I start to kiss her. I tell her that her pussy is so tight and I don't know how much longer I'll last. She tells me to fill her pussy full of my cum and I push my cock all the way in fire shot after shot of cum deep in her. We lay there holding each other and I say I might as well call your school and say you're sick. When I return she tells me to lie down as I do she takes my cock in her mouth and says I can taste my juices on you cock. She says it is sweet like a peach. As she sucks my cock she slides over and tells me to eat her pussy again. As I do she keeps saying you are gonna to take my anal cherry brother. I tell her she has to be lubed up and she gets her hand lotion and smears it all my cock.

Then she smears it all over ass and says she wants to be in control of this. As I lay there my cock is sticking straight up. She takes it in her hand and slowly pushes the head towards her ass. I tell her to go easy and she slowly slides down. She tells me that I feel good in her ass and then she slams herself all the way down. God, I thought here I am fucking my sweet Jacinda. She says I feel your cock throbbing and says I want you to fill my ass up this time. I shoot my cum deep in her ass and she kisses me and says Roger I have always loved you. I tell her sis I have always loved you to.

We get up and take a shower together and as I wash her back I kiss her neck and then I slowly rub her sexy ass. She washes my back next and slowly rubs my ass. She tells me that she wants to see if I can anal sex and I tell her that she doesn't have a cock so she can't fuck me. She says but mom has a huge dildo I seen it once. I say I don't believe you and we go to our parents room and we find her dildo and a strap on device.

Jacinda said I bet dad lets mom fuck his ass. We look around some more and she finds a tape. We go to my bedroom and play the tape. We were shocked when we seen mom and dad was on the tape. Dad was licking mom's pussy and she was yelling eat my pussy slut. Here was my mom calling dad a slut. Mom then gets up and straps on her dildo, she tells dad to get on all fours and lubes up her dildo and his ass. She shoved her dildo all the way in his ass and dad says yes fuck me like a bitch.

I turn off the tv and tell sis she can fuck my ass but she has to take her time doing so. I feel her lubing my ass and then mom's dildo. She slowly slides it in and waits for me to say ok a little more. The pain was bad at first then turned to pleasure I tell her to fuck my ass. She says yes Roger your taking it, do you like your baby sister fucking your ass? I gasped and moaned yes sis I love it. She says you look so sexy taking this cock in your ass. I was so excited I shoot my cum all over the sheets. She pulls out and cleans up mom's toys and we put everything back in it place.

We barely got dressed before our mom got home. I told her that Jacinda was sick and had spent the whole day in bed. She said that sis was lucky to have a brother like me. I thought to myself that I'm the lucky one. We continued this relationship until I went to college, but there is Thanksgiving coming up and I hope to please sister again as she wrote me saying that she wants me to do her and her sexy girlfriend. I can hardly wait.

Re:Law Professor Examines Own Face in Coke Mirror (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302793)

public hair?

Hmmm... ANd why incest? Yeeewww. Bring back the gay porn.

Cowb Neal

You paid $$ to post THAT? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302965)

LLAMA

The Biggest SCO Weakness (5, Flamebait)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302695)

They're liars.

Re:The Biggest SCO Weakness (1, Interesting)

JohnnySkidmarks (607274) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302720)

Maybe so. But what company out for the big payola isn't a bunch of liars. You think IBM's been "truthin" about all it's dealings. Come on it's a case of evil vs. evil here.

Re:The Biggest SCO Weakness (2, Insightful)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302742)

>> IBM's been "truthin"

No, but there is a difference between not volunteering the truth, and outright accusations based on no fact.

It is business smart not to 'volunteer' information which can hurt you, and every company does it.

Re:The Biggest SCO Weakness (5, Funny)

oliverthered (187439) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302722)

It's also their greatest strength.

In a manner of speaking, you're right (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302881)

Read this through and you'll see the analogy I'm trying to draw here:

One of CmdrTaco's greatest flaws is his lack of professionalism and common courtesy. He's generally blunt and rude...but he can be helpful once in a while. Of course, this puts him at a level consistent with normal /. users...but that's not what you want for the head of a website viewed by hundreds of thousands of people a day.

Slashdot reminds me of the crap found in the old .com businesses. A couple of people with no real business skills or common courtesy create a product, without any real plan, hoping to succeed. For some reason, CmdrTaco did. Not having learned enough leadership lessons, he continues to be his old self, taking Slashdot wherever he wants, instead of where Slashdotters want it to go.

To me...it's frustrating. Slashdot has so much
potential. But CmdrTaco doesn't have the leadership to acheive it. He's stuck playing around with the moderation system, managing a horrible story selection routine, or criticizing people in his journal. Slashdot could be so much more. If he let go of his stalled vision of what Slashdot should be, and let people develop their own projects in Slash, Slashdot could be a blast. Remember the BBS's of ten years back? It was a place where a bunch of people who truly love computers hung out. You could chat, play games,
download files, ASCII bomb each other..whatever. There was public forums that were controlled, and private forums that we had control over. Now what do we have today? About 15 crappy articles a day that only get accepted because they appeal to michael or timothy's insanely liberal bias, and journals where somebody posts a thought and we post replies. That's it.

CmdrTaco has so many options staring him in the face to take Slashdot from a stalled mediocre site to a great geek hangout. Here's what I believe he should do.

1) Act more as the owner/manager of Slashdot... instead of an egotistical coder in a basement who works on side projects. This means that he'll manage many projects simultaneously, instead of personally coding a few.

2) Get better staff. Fund them by providing features Slashdotters want and will pay for. (Seeing stories 20 minutes early so you can catch the editor's mistakes is not a feature).

3) Let go of his vision of what Slashdot should be, and openly let others help out

4) Design a system, much like open source
projects, that lets people design and develop their own additions to Slashdot. (CmdrTaco says he wants people to fix bugs and contribute to Slash...but why the hell would others do this if they know CmdrTaco will say "Idiot, your work is useless. We discussed this years ago. It doesn't fit with what we want.")

5) Add extra areas...such as chat rooms, stupidly fun group games, better private options other than just journals....that give Slashdot more of a hangout feel rather than a newsy feel.

Heh, I'm starting to sound like some annoying young business school graduate. "Now if CmdrTaco could proactively change his paradigm to better synergize this approach -- which I will call the B.E.T.T.E.R. -- he can utilize multitasking to provide revenue in a dispered/sharing system." But seriously...I just hate seeing Slashdot with so much potential. I know I could have a blast and find tons of friends here. But looking back at CmdrTaco's past - little common courtesy and his contept for ideas that aren't his own - , it's pretty certain Slashdot will remain mediocre
and unprofessional.

Re:In a manner of speaking, you're right (1)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302948)

repeat after me... there is life beyond /.

/. must be getting to me... (-1, Offtopic)

usurper_ii (306966) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302702)

Last night I dreamed that I got Knoppix to boot on my alarm clock. And what a nightmare because it probably would have been much easier to get IntyOS going...

Mod me off topic, but damn it, I just had to share that.

Usurper_ii

Re:/. must be getting to me... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302840)

When I was in college, I had my linux box act as an alarm clock -- I had a cron job start playing a CD (my soundcard was unsupported) at a time dependent on the day of the week (0800 classes MWF, 1000 classes Tues/thurs, quiet on sat/sun).

Whos your daddy SCO? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302711)

Why am I your daddy?
Because I did it to your momma - your momma - your momma was so sweet,SCO.

Hah! (1, Insightful)

ddew (684795) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302713)

Seems like someone is out to get some fame over this...

No Kidding? (3, Interesting)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302788)

Can anyone put out an article on SCO and have it posted as news?

If I could spell more than 15 words in the english language correctly, I'd create an article and submit it.

They are rehashing the same statements, we can all tell that SCO has almost no case to stand on, which is why the story is so compelling.

It's like watching the Iraqi Information Minister. It's hilarious to watch someone openly ignoring the blatent obvious.

And we get really mad when they make headways in the case, because they are so utterly moronic.

Re:No Kidding? (-1, Offtopic)

ddew (684795) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302814)

Thanks :) Never thought I'd find anyone on slash to share my opinion :P Pretty nice first post...

Re:No Kidding? (0, Flamebait)

L. VeGas (580015) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302852)

If I could spell more than 15 words in the english language correctly, I'd create an article and submit it....It's like watching the Iraqi Information Minister.

Hmm, GW Bush appears to be lurking again.

Re:No Kidding? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6303043)

It's like watching the Iraqi Information Minister. It's hilarious to watch someone openly ignoring the blatent obvious

You bet. Say, did they find them WMDs yet?

Oh my: (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302716)

[Slashdot] itself a demonstration of the power of dispersed individuals working together

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! He picks the wankiest site on the net for an example of this. What crap. Slashdot is the WORST example of this given it's blatent slant and shit quality.

Re:Oh my: (1)

SlashDread (38969) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302736)

Which is why you feel the need to join no? /Dread

Re:Oh my: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302874)

9 out of 10 lawyers agree slashdot sucks ass. The 10th got his name posted on slashdot.

There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's ass kissing.

We've got grounds for a lawsuit! (5, Funny)

Jonsey (593310) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302718)

We've got grounds for a huge lawsuit. It's obvious that in bad faith the University Professor is attempting to slashdot slashdot. He even included a direct link to our homepage. Untold damage!

Sue! Sue! Someone, call SCO!

Re:We've got grounds for a lawsuit! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302927)

Just a side note that I found interesting while reading your post. You refered to slashdot as "our homepage"... I find it quite amazing that we consider /. to be owned by 'us'...

Next Slashdot Article (4, Funny)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302745)

Slashdot User Examines SCO Case

"Slashdot User notque from the University of Arizona points out weakness in SCO's legal bluster, and further takes a poke at closed software, for those hungry for more SCO scraps."

Uhh.. I think SCO sucks, and I think Microsoft sucks.

Yeah, that was news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302868)

Not to be too critical, but did it seem that that "lawyer" basically just wrote a book report from previous slashdot stories? I'm NOT a lawyer, but could have come up with that.

Re:Yeah, that was news (3, Funny)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302899)

Not to be too critical, but did it seem that that "lawyer" basically just wrote a book report from previous slashdot stories? I'm NOT a lawyer, but could have come up with that.

And that's really all I'm saying. Thank you Anonymous Coward, you troll quite a bit, but you sometimes are right on the money.

Well, there, pilgrim... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302752)

only after ya... eat the peanuts outta my sheat!

I doubt they're going to win. (5, Interesting)

Meat Blaster (578650) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302753)

Most of my friends agree that the SCO tactics raise questions about their underlying evidence. If you've got the trump card against IBM, why wouldn't you play it right away instead of engaging in this kind of game they've been playing? But you know, given some of the history here I'm starting to wonder if they've got something that's slam dunk against Linux. I doubt it, but I can't imagine they'd try to bluff IBM, let alone the raging Linux community.

It could be that they've got a solid case. It could be that they're working out some great shenanigans. Irregardless, I'm starting to wonder if Linux should be open to the average user to contribute, or if perhaps it should be restricted to a core group of companies and Linus who can afford lawyers to vet the code. Things are getting pretty scary in the open source world, particularly with the lawyers getting involved...

Re:I doubt they're going to win. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302824)

"Irregardless"?

Re:I doubt they're going to win. (2, Insightful)

akaina (472254) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302831)

expect even more feeders to follow.
Where there's money there's greedy people - a necessary evil that goes with the creation of a new paradigm for software.

Pull out the duct-tape and expect the herd to move in and trample everything. By next year David Letterman will be making lame jokes about Linus' hair.

They're not but it's changing the rules a bit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302940)

There's a parallel here that you might find interesting in this piece authored by another /. user who I will leave nameless.

One of CmdrTaco's greatest flaws is his lack of professionalism and common courtesy. He's generally blunt and rude... but he can be helpful once in a while. Of course, this puts him at a level consistent with normal /. users... but that's not what you want for the head of a website viewed by hundreds of thousands of people a day.

Slashdot reminds me of the crap found in the old .com businesses. A couple of people with no real business skills or common courtesy create a product, without any real plan, hoping to succeed. For some reason, CmdrTaco did. Not having learned enough leadership lessons, he continues to be his old self, taking Slashdot wherever he wants, instead of where Slashdotters want it to go.

To me... it's frustrating. Slashdot has so much
potential. But CmdrTaco doesn't have the leadership to acheive it. He's stuck playing around with the moderation system, managing a horrible story selection routine, or criticizing people in his journal. Slashdot could be so much more. If he let go of his stalled vision of what Slashdot should be, and let people develop their own projects in Slash, Slashdot could be a blast. Remember the BBS's of ten years back? It was a place where a bunch of people who truly love computers hung out. You could chat, play games,
download files, ASCII bomb each other..whatever. There was public forums that were controlled, and private forums that we had control over. Now what do we have today? About 15 crappy articles a day that only get accepted because they appeal to michael or timothy's insanely liberal bias, and journals where somebody posts a thought and we post replies. That's it.

CmdrTaco has so many options staring him in the face to take Slashdot from a stalled mediocre site to a great geek hangout. Here's what I believe he should do.

1) Act more as the owner/manager of Slashdot... instead of an egotistical coder in a basement who works on side projects. This means that he'll manage many projects simultaneously, instead of personally coding a few.

2) Get better staff. Fund them by providing features Slashdotters want and will pay for. (Seeing stories 20 minutes early so you can catch the editor's mistakes is not a feature).

3) Let go of his vision of what Slashdot should be, and openly let others help out

4) Design a system, much like open source
projects, that lets people design and develop their own additions to Slashdot. (CmdrTaco says he wants people to fix bugs and contribute to Slash...but why the hell would others do this if they know CmdrTaco will say "Idiot, your work is useless. We discussed this years ago. It doesn't fit with what we want.")

5) Add extra areas...such as chat rooms, stupidly fun group games, better private options other than just journals....that give Slashdot more of a hangout feel rather than a newsy feel.

Heh, I'm starting to sound like some annoying young business school graduate. "Now if CmdrTaco could proactively change his paradigm to better synergize this approach -- which I will call the B.E.T.T.E.R. -- he can utilize multitasking to provide revenue in a dispered/sharing system." But seriously...I just hate seeing Slashdot with so much potential. I know I could have a blast and find tons of friends here. But looking back at CmdrTaco's past - little common courtesy and his contept for ideas that aren't his own - , it's pretty certain Slashdot will remain mediocre
and unprofessional.

Re:I doubt they're going to win. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302976)

Right. And then the terrorists have won.

Re:I doubt they're going to win. (5, Insightful)

rekulator (582156) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303015)

I'm starting to wonder if Linux should be open to the average user to contribute, or if perhaps it should be restricted to a core group of companies and Linus who can afford lawyers to vet the code.


It's not _that_ open. Try getting a patch without review to the vanilla tree.. :) You can send your patches to the mailing list and after review of many it may or may not be accepted.

And besides, isn't IBM one of these "core companies"?

What has been said all along (5, Interesting)

Crashmarik (635988) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302756)

GPL or not

The second principle is that a party's rights can be affected by its later conduct - which can constitute a "waiver," giving away rights. Until recently, SCO was a willing player in the Linux movement, releasing code under the open source ("copyleft") license. Everything that happened to Linux was in the open. Yet SCO delayed in suing.

SCO had made their bed in deciding to take advantage of the open source movement. Now they want to retroactively change the decision.

Re:What has been said all along (4, Insightful)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302833)

SCO had made their bed in deciding to take advantage of the open source movement. Now they want to retroactively change the decision.

The guy in the article made a similar comment and I fail to see how it's relevant at all. The issue here is that IBM licensed some code and SCO is claiming that IBM then used this licensed code in Linux. That SCO also participated in Linux development is utterly irrelevant unless they themselves also put proprietary Unix code into Linux.

Now the issue of what took SCO so long to figure this all out might be more relevant. But it would appear that SCO and IBM have been in talks about this for a while, so it's hard to say how long the "offending" code has been there.

Ummm, no (3, Insightful)

TheConfusedOne (442158) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302995)

SCO is claiming that IBM licensed some code (from AT&T mind you) and since they (actually Sequent) wrote some code that ran on top of that licensed code then they had to obey the license for the new, original work created without any help or IP from the "licensor".

That would be like saying since McAfee wrote Virus Scan on top of Windows and using the information from Windows then they can't reuse any of that code in writing a Virus Scanner for any other OS.

Re:What has been said all along (4, Interesting)

Ami Ganguli (921) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302997)

But their claims are far broader than copyright, and seem to stem from a questionable interpretation of the word "derived".

You might be able to build a case that SCO had no reason to know about the alleged copyright infringement, but clearly SCO new about and even participated in incorporating "enterprise class" features into Linux. Not only wasn't it a secret, it was widely publicised by IBM.

Now, looking a the contracts as shown on SCO's web site, you might be possible to interpret them SCO's way (well, I don't really think so, but let's pretend for the sake of argument). There's no way you could conclude, however, that SCO didn't know that IBM was porting JFS or RCU to Linux. SCO knew it, and continued to distribute Linux anyway as part of their business.

Re:What has been said all along (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6303002)

The issue here is that IBM licensed some code and SCO is claiming that IBM then used this licensed code in Linux.

Not quite. The issue is that IBM licensed some code, and SCO is claiming that IBM used other code (that they own) in Linux.

That SCO also participated in Linux development is utterly irrelevant unless they themselves also put proprietary Unix code into Linux.

Sort of. It's true that SCO participation in development is irrelevant, but what's not quite as irrelevant is that SCO knowingly distributed (and continues to distribute) the Linux kernel.

The fact is that they are either agreeing to the GPL right now, or they are in violation of copyright.

Re:What has been said all along (5, Informative)

Wylfing (144940) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303008)

The issue here is that IBM licensed some code and SCO is claiming that IBM then used this licensed code in Linux.

NO. IBM did not license any of the technologies in question from SCO. What SCO is claiming is that even though the code was developed by IBM (during AIX and OS/2 development) that SCO has exclusive rights over it because it constitutes a derivative of Unix. This affects Linux because now that this "Unix derivative" code is in Linux, SCO claims Linux is a derivative of Unix.

If you're going to quote SCO's bullshit lies, get it right!

Re:What has been said all along (4, Insightful)

dmaxwell (43234) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303011)

The guy in the article made a similar comment and I fail to see how it's relevant at all. The issue here is that IBM licensed some code and SCO is claiming that IBM then used this licensed code in Linux. That SCO also participated in Linux development is utterly irrelevant unless they themselves also put proprietary Unix code into Linux.

That is only one issue. SCO has been claiming that ALL modern operating systems are in some fashion derived from ideas that they own. They have been talking about per CPU licenses for Linux users and that the "free ride" is over. I'd say their previous Open Source participation is EXTREMELY relevant.

Let's see... (-1, Redundant)

OS24Ever (245667) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302758)

1) Write an article how SCO is evil.

2) get it posted on slashdot.

3) ???

4) PROFIT!!!

Re:Let's see... (0, Flamebait)

Fammy2000 (612663) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302782)

You can replace #1 with "Write an article that mentions slashdot."

Re:Let's see... (-1, Troll)

tomstdenis (446163) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302880)

Article?

"Write jibberish, throw a picture or two, mention next generation somewhere".

That takes care of most news articles, hardware reviews and the occasional rant.

Oh and MS sucks, booyah, I'm l33t h3ll4 funny biatches.

1. Joke
2. ???
3. I'm so tired!

Re:Let's see... (1, Funny)

Thuktun (221615) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302910)

1) Write an article how SCO is evil.

2) get it posted on slashdot.

3) get slashdotted, ad banners get zillions of hits

4) PROFIT!!!

good show! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302778)

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j_gurli3: thats ok. ok i'm a japanese schoolgirl, what r u.
bloodninja: A Rhinocerus. Well, hung like one, thats for sure.
j_gurli3: haha, ok lets go.
j_gurli3: i put my hand through ur hair, and kiss u on the neck.
bloodninja: I stomp the ground, and snort, to alert you that you are in my breeding territory.
j_gurli3: haha, ok, u know that turns me on.
j_gurli3: i start unbuttoning ur shirt.
bloodninja: Rhinoceruses don't wear shirts.
j_gurli3: No, ur not really a Rhinocerus silly, it's just part of the game.
bloodninja: Rhinoceruses don't play games. They f*cking charge your ass.
j_gurli3: stop, cmon be serious.
bloodninja: It doesn't get any more serious than a Rhinocerus about to charge your ass.
bloodninja: I stomp my feet, the dust stirs around my tough skinned feet.
j_gurli3: thats it.
bloodninja: Nostrils flaring, I lower my head. My horn, like some phallic symbol of my potent virility, is the last thing you see as skulls collide and mine remains the victor. You are now a bloody red ragdoll suspended in the air on my mighty horn.
bloodninja: Goddam am I hard now.
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BritneySpears14: Ok, are you ready?
eminemBNJA: Aight, yeah I'm ready.
BritneySpears14: I like your music Em... Tee hee.
eminemBNJA: huh huh, yeah, I make it for the ladies.
BritneySpears14: Mmm, we like it a lot. Let me show you.
BritneySpears14: I take off your pants, slowly, and massage your muscular physique.
eminemBNJA: Oh I like that Baby. I put on my robe and wizard hat.
BritneySpears14: What the f*ck, I told you not to message me again.
eminemBNJA: Oh ****
BritneySpears14: I swear if you do it one more time I'm gonna report
your ISP and say you were sending me kiddie porn you f*ck up.
eminemBNJA: Oh ****
eminemBNJA: damn I gotta write down your names or something

Evil Plot (5, Funny)

Schezar (249629) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302779)

At the end, he references Slashdot for more info ('itself a demonstration of the power of dispersed individuals working together')."

Now, if only we could breed, we would rule the world! Muh ha ha ha!

I attack the darkness.

Re:Evil Plot (5, Funny)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302835)

Working together? Has this guy even seen Slashdot???

Re:Evil Plot (5, Funny)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302871)

Working together? Has this guy even seen Slashdot???

Hell, we can't even work. That's why we're reading Slashdot in the first place.

Re:Evil Plot (2, Funny)

Chris_Jefferson (581445) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302837)

Now, if only we could breed, we would rule the world! Muh ha ha ha!

and here we see your plan's tragic flaw... good try tho

Re:Evil Plot (2, Funny)

Ryan Amos (16972) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302954)

Alas, for most slashdotters, the first and last set of female genitalia they will ever see belonged to their mother (unless they were born by c-section, then they just have to resort to porn.)

Re:Evil Plot (1)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303040)

Alas, for most slashdotters, the first and last set of female genitalia they will ever see belonged to their mother (unless they were born by c-section, then they just have to resort to porn.)

Quite a bit of talk for such a low number.

Something about Pots being black, and calling people.

sco b da bomb! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302784)

Listen here you bunch of little satans there is no country better than canada!

Why canada be da hizzah?

Let me count da wayz:

free health care
free perscription drugs (damn nigga free drugs peroid!!)
you dont have to have no kar insurance
you dont have to work
you dont have to take care of your kids
you can rape pillage and plunder and still get out of da pen
no death penalty (do az u wish!!!)
free housing
free food
da cronic is semi-legal
tons of gay homiez who want to be bottoms (pound dat shit)
tons of girls that cant find a a non-gay homie (play both sidez playa!)
sex offenders get out just as long as you say u be sorry
crack is cheap
guns are illegal (niggaz be getting tons of hype shit anywayz and your honest whitey has NOTHING!!! HAHA)
free car auctions (you bid but dont have to pay!)
those niggaz love islam!!!!! no mo hataz!

play on playa

Credit where credit is due... (4, Informative)

hankaholic (32239) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302787)

From the article:

Then, about a decade ago, a young Finn named Linus Torvalds introduced an operating system (named Linux, after its creator) that did some of what UNIX did. Linux proved remarkably successful. The community of Linux users adopted a mascot--the penguin - as a sort of trademark.

At the risk of parroting RMS here, Linus started the kernel roughly a decade ago.

GNU started the OS itself about two decades ago.

It is an important distinction. I really wish that there was a distribution of the GNU OS that used a non-Linux kernel (but was otherwise like other GNU/Linux distros), which would be more concrete evidence of the importance (and extent!) of the GNU portions of the overall OS.

Cygwin? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302860)

Re:Credit where credit is due... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302873)

What about Debian GNU/NetBSD? [debian.org]

Or should that be Debian GNU/BSD/NetBSD...

Re:Credit where credit is due... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302937)

And while I'm at it, here's more:

Debian GNU/Hurd [debian.org]
Debian GNU/FreeBSD [debian.org] (glibc based)
Debian GNU/FreeBSD [debian.org] (libc5 based)

I grand you your wish (1)

Johan Veenstra (61679) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302905)

> I really wish that there was a distribution of the GNU OS that used a non-Linux kernel

GNU/Debian/HURD, GNU/Debian/BSD

Re:I grand you your wish (1)

Pflipp (130638) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303049)

The problem is that these are still by far experimental. I'm a long-time Debian user, and I like to play with the HURD every now and then. But for doing so you still need to be in a hacker's mood. Using GNU/ Hurd is not yet like using a "mainstream OS such as GNU/ Linux" (bite me :-). Which I do regret for the same reasons as the original author does.

Re:Credit where credit is due... (5, Insightful)

hankaholic (32239) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302911)

After further thought, the article mentions that SCO implies that "UNIX" could not be recreated without looking at UNIX source.

There is a lot of vagueness there -- aside from the kernel, GNU had recreated the majority of the OS long before SCO owned any such trademarks.

The part they lacked most, the kernel, has been so long in coming almost because of that fact -- they recreated the OS to work with existing kernels, so there wasn't a dire need for one.

In other words, reinventing the OS was more important than reinventing the kernel. But the OS (GNU) was recreated legally, and the FSF owns copyright to every line of code in a GNU project (to prevent silly suits such as this one).

Re:Credit where credit is due... (0)

bytes256 (519140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302913)

And what's a kernel?

The core of an operating system!!!

Now, what would the GNU OS be without Linux, that's right, not an operating system, just a (rather cheezy and worthless IMHO) replacement of another OSes userland. So yes, in fact, Linus is founder of the Linux operating system, because the operating system we know as Linux (or for the overly anal retentive: GNU/Linux) wouldn't be "Linux" without Linus Torvalds' kernel.

Re:Credit where credit is due... (1)

aurelian (551052) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302980)

what would the GNU OS be without Linux, that's right, not an operating system, just a (rather cheezy and worthless IMHO) replacement of another OSes userland

So GNU was 'cheezy and worthless' before Linux came along. How old are you, 14? Ever heard of gcc for example? Any idea how useful that might have been?

Re:Credit where credit is due... (0)

bytes256 (519140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303044)

So GNU was 'cheezy and worthless' before Linux came along. How old are you, 14? Ever heard of gcc for example? Any idea how useful that might have been?

Yeah, and *rolls eyes* GCC gets so much use because it's a particularly good compiler, right? No actually it's because it's cross-platform, "decent", and free (cost-wise, not license-wise).

Overall, the GNU userland feels pretty gimpy and cheezy compared to BSD or Solaris. Why on earth would I install GNU cat, ls, sed, awk, etc. on top of the Solaris or BSD userland?

GNU is like a nail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302982)

Only fools worship the nails instead of the hammer.

Re:Credit where credit is due... (1, Redundant)

dago (25724) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303020)

Too big to let it pass ..

"Linus started the kernel roughly a decade ago."

"GNU started the OS itself about two decades ago."

and who finished (first) ?

Go SCO!!! (3, Funny)

bytes256 (519140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302792)

I have to say I'm gonna root for SCO on all of this from now on, I love cheering for an underdog

Re:Go SCO!!! (0)

bytes256 (519140) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302808)

The previous was a joke , anyone unable to understand that needs to stop reading slashdot right now and go get a breath of fresh air.

There! Now don't you feel better

Re:Go SCO!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302945)

It may be a joke, but it's still shitty.

It's a Bird! A Plane! A Frog! ... a frog? (1)

NaugaHunter (639364) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302975)

Was Caldera a loveable shoe-shine boy, when their ultrasonic hearing hear the cries of the stolen, proprietary code, Sweet Polly Purebread? Are they attempting to rescue her from IBM, aka Simon Says? What's that pill in Underdog's ring - oh no! It's a Lawsuit Pill!

CHAT TIME! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302809)

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Finally a legal perspective (1, Interesting)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302810)

Not that Linus', RMS, or ESR didn't have some good points on the technical side, but it is good to see a legal perspective of the case.

Re:Finally a legal perspective (4, Funny)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302843)

Not that Linus', RMS, or ESR didn't have some good points on the technical side, but it is good to see a legal perspective of the case.

It's nice to see a legal perspective on the case, but what I want is to hear how a 7th grader feels about the case.

We've heard everyone elses opinion on it, Little Jimmy deserves to be heard.

It explains one thing (1)

SerpentMage (13390) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302931)

One thing that this legal commentary explains is why IBM is so hush hush. Did you notice when reading the article that a large number of the arguments hinge on how the individual parties interact with the public?

I really wonder if IBM knows this and as such is keeping quiet. To show the image of the "good quiety" student.

The *only* thing Linux should fear is patents..... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302813)

This really demonstrates the only Archilles heel that Linux has to fear: software patents.

If Microsoft or anyone else gets coordinated enough, maybe 10 years from now, the software industry will be so littered with software patent landmines that Linux will no longer be able to continue development. This is a very real possibility.

Please, Slashdot readers, we need to join together to figure out how the hell we are going to stop this, or else we need to come up with implementations of new ideas, business methods, software algorithms before anyone else like Microsoft can, and publish them open source so that no one else can claim a patent on them!

Talk to your representatives in Washington, Europe, whereever because this is a very real and very serious threat that **will** kill software development.

More rejected stories... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302815)

The site's a little low on details and there's not a price listed, but now we can be total nerds in the comfort of our favorite vehicle with this [xenarc.com] device. It sports an Intel low-power 266mhz MX processor, an Intel Triton II TX mobo, PCMCIA slots, USB slots, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, onboard sound, built-in GPS and a 15GB HDD. All in the space of a single DIN! They claim that they've got a fully-motorized in-dash touchscreen LCD in the works to mate up to this as well.

Thank God (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302819)

I thought I'd have to go without my coffee 'n SCO(ne) before starting the day..

Runnaway process (4, Funny)

dfn5 (524972) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302825)

At the end, he references Slashdot for more info...

Slashdot refers to him, he refers to Slashdot. HELP!!! I'm stuck in a DOS loop!

Due process (5, Informative)

spagbol (458981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302827)

I have a small company and was attacked in a similar way by a large German company (I'm in the USA). They simply attacked with a lawyer from a large office in New York and I am in a small town in California. My lawyer did some digging and found that there is a federal law that states you must give the person in violation a full description of the violation and allow a responce. If there is not a civilized responce then you can go to court. We never went to court and we got the problem sorted out. It sounds like SCO would be in violation of that federal law.

law profs (0, Troll)

ERASE THE JEWS (681528) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302828)

It'd be better if Slashdot actually posted arguments on both sides instead of preaching to the choir by posting some random opinion written by an activist lawyer.

Re:law profs (1)

NaugaHunter (639364) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303029)

I'm sure if there existed any arguments other than SCO saying "We're right. Trust us.", most of us would like to see them. Right now there's what, half a dozen different violations that SCO has alleged that don't overlap, and no hard evidence for any of them.

Sure, we'll all take the "SCO is right because ..." arguments with different levels of belief and presumption, but we'd all pretty much like to see what they are.

Wrong about slashdot (-1, Troll)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302832)

What good has slashdot ever accomplished? If anything I think that slashdot's community is a demostration of why sometimes its better to have products developed by a small group of people( like *BSD). Seriously have you ever notived the vast amount of crud thats posted here?
PS: Yes I see the irony in posting this on slashdot. So Save it.

Re:Wrong about slashdot (0, Troll)

Bull999999 (652264) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302970)

"Seriously have you ever notived the vast amount of crud thats posted here? "

Yes, and the worst being yours.

at least... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302846)

Message from law professor to Slashdot:

IAAL!!!

working together? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302849)

it's more fun to go against the tide :)

References Slasshdot for More Info (5, Funny)

ElectricPoppy (679857) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302889)

Well, there went his credibility...

Misunderstanding the GPL (4, Informative)

srichman (231122) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302891)

A key to Linux's success was that its license (dubbed a "copyleft" instead of a "copyright") required users also to give away their own modifications to the software for free.
Uh, no, sorry Mr. Law Professor, it doesn't. Not if they're not distributing it.

What would Brigham Young do? (5, Funny)

cheesedog (603990) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302894)

"What comes of litigation? Poverty and degradation to any community that will encourage it. Will it build cities, open farms, build railroads, erect telegraph lines and improve a country? It will not; but it will bring any community to ruin." -Brigham Young, JD 11:259.

Sure, the federal government wouldn't let old Brigham retain governership of Utah when it became a state, but wouldn't it by nice if we could install the guy as head of SCO? Even as a man who's been dead for more than a century, he could probably run that ship better than its current leadership.

SCO biggest Goof (2, Insightful)

linuxislandsucks (461335) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302896)

..is not listening to cusotmers..

After they lose this case there will be nothing lkeft but the angry mob of customers taking McBride's hide and stapling it to the wall..

bleh (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302900)

Ok, this SCO business is seriously getting out of hand. Why do we need to hear commentary from everyone and their mother about this case.
What's the next article going to be? CowboyNeal's left nut gives it's opinion on the SCO/IBM battle.

Fudge packers rejoice! (-1)

scumbucket (680352) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302903)

Court overturns Texas sodomy law Justices say it violates Constitutionâ(TM)s equal protection clause
In a major victory for gay rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Texas statute that bans gay couples â" but not heterosexuals â" from engaging in sodomy, ruling that the law was an unconstitutional violation of privacy.

Similar laws outlawing sodomy â" defined as oral or anal intercourse â" are on the books in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

THE 6-3 RULING reverses course from a ruling 17 years ago that states could punish homosexuals for what such laws historically called deviant sex.

The case is a major re-examination of the rights and acceptance of gay people in the United States. More broadly, it also tests a stateâ(TM)s ability to makes crimes of what goes on behind the closed bedroom doors of consenting adults.

Thursdayâ(TM)s ruling invalidated a Texas law against âoedeviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex.â

The law âoedemeans the lives of homosexual persons,â Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority.

Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer agreed with Kennedy in full. Justice Sandra Day Oâ(TM)Connor agreed with the outcome of the case but not all of Kennedyâ(TM)s rationale. She indicated that the law should have been overturned on grounds that it violates the Constitutionâ(TM)s equal protection clause.

Laws forbidding homosexual sex, once universal, now are rare.

SIMILAR LAWS ALSO INVALIDATED

Similar laws outlawing sodomy â" defined as oral or anal intercourse â" are on the books in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Nine other states have banned sodomy for both heterosexuals and homosexuals.

It was not immediately clear whether Thursdayâ(TM)s ruling invalidates those laws as well.

Those on the books are rarely enforced but underpin other kinds of discrimination, lawyers for two Texas men had argued to the court.

The men âoeare entitled to respect for their private lives,â Kennedy wrote.

âoeThe state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime,â he said.

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.

Scalia, who wrote the dissenting opinion, took the unusual step of reading his dissent from the bench.

DISSENT CITES âCULTURE WARâ(TM)

âoeThe court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda,â he said. âoeThe court has taken sides in the culture war.â

Scalia added that he has âoenothing against homosexuals.â

The two men at the heart of the case, John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner, have retreated from public view. They were each fined $200 and spent a night in jail for the misdemeanor sex charge in 1998.

The case began when a neighbor with a grudge faked a distress call to police, telling them that a man was âoegoing crazyâ in Lawrenceâ(TM)s apartment. Police went to the apartment, pushed open the door and found the two men having anal sex.

As recently as 1960, every state had an anti-sodomy law. In 37 states, the statutes have been repealed by lawmakers or blocked by state courts.

The Supreme Court was widely criticized 17 years ago when it upheld an antisodomy law similar to Texasâ(TM). The ruling became a touchstone for gay activists.

MANY URGED REVERSAL

A long list of legal and medical groups joined gay rights and human rights supporters in backing the Texas men. Many friend-of-the-court briefs argued that times have changed since 1986, and that the court should catch up.

The courtâ(TM)s most recent previous ruling in this area came in 1986 when, by a 5-to-4 vote, it upheld a Georgia law outlawing sodomy.

In that case, Bowers v. Hardwick, the five-justice majority said âoewe are quite unwillingâ to declare âoea fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy.â

The majority said in the Bowers decision that for a right to be deemed fundamental it had to be âoedeeply rooted in this nationâ(TM)s history and tradition.â And, they said, legalized sodomy was not part of the history and tradition of the country.

Of the current members of the court, Rehnquist and Oâ(TM)Connor joined the majority in the Bowers decision. Stevens was one of the four dissenters in Bowers.

The ruling was based on arguments by the plaintiffsâ(TM) attorneys that because the two gay men who brought the case were arrested in a private residence while engaging in consensual sex, the raid amounted to an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

It did not address a second legal point raised by the plaintiffs, that by mandating disparate treatment for two classes of citizens, the statute violates the 14th Amendmentâ(TM)s equal protection clause.

Defenders of the law said that any state has a right to set its own moral standards and that those who wrote the 14th Amendment never intended it to protect gays and lesbians.

The 14th Amendment was written in 1867 to ensure that the ex-slaves did not become a permanent servile class, subjugated by state laws.

to finish this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6302904)

I think we should "Manure bomb" SCO's headquarters, and thier lawyers' offices. repeatedly. thill they disappear. And also o' Darl McBride's house as well (out of spite).

Just dump a manure truck in from of their doors. It will tell them what we think, and hopefully will dirupt them long enough to run out of money. Then IBM cand buy them for like 1 MILLION DOLLARS or less.

I'm more important than I thought (5, Funny)

spuke4000 (587845) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302906)

he references Slashdot for more info ('itself a demonstration of the power of dispersed individuals working together').
I though slashdot was a 'demonstration of dispersed individuals procrastinating together'.
Who knew I was demonstrating power all this time?

ah come on, I thought everyone figured this out ! (4, Insightful)

RouterSlayer (229806) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302967)

please people, wake up!
can't you see it's obvious what SCO is doing?
and what this is all really about?
no... ok clueless ones, here's a clue for you...

after they announced the lawsuit their stock went up $10 a share, and the VP sold over 100,000 shares that day!

hello?!? Don't you get it? They don't care if they lose (and they will) that was never the point!

just like the WMD crapola in iraq (there never were any, it never was about that), it was about the oil!

all SCO wants to do is jack the stock high enough, long enough for their CEO, VPs, etc to cash out nice and RICH, and leave a burning twisted pile of rubble at the end....

they probably figured IBM (or someone - say Mr. Bill at M$) might buy them out, but either way, they're getting fat and rich off the share prices.

its a stock scam, and the securities people should be all over this!

so now you know the truth... what are ya gonna do about it?

No Pirate has Yet matched those of Penzance (1)

metalhed77 (250273) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302979)

how come every parody of Gilbert and Sullivans 'Modern Major General' (including the one in the article) is always fundamentally lacking realistic phrasing / rhythm. There are too many sylables.

Re:No Pirate has Yet matched those of Penzance (3, Funny)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303035)

Not every parody. Tom Lehrer did it right:

There's antimony arsenic aluminum selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
And nickel neodymium neptunium germanium,
And iron americium ruthenium uranium.
Europium zirconium lutetium vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
And gold protactinium and indium and gallium,
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
There's yttrium ytterbium actinium rubidium,
And boron gadolinium niobium iridium,
There's strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth bromine lithium beryllium and barium.

There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and and terbium,
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum magnesium,
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium.
And lead praseodymium and platinum plutonium
Palladium promethium potassium polonium,
And tantalum technetium titanium tellurium,
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.

There's sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium,
And also mendelevium einsteinium nobelium,
And argon krypton neon radon xenon zinc and rhodium,
And chlorine carbon cobalt copper tungsten tin and sodium.

These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others but they haven't been discar-vard.

..power of dispersed individuals working together (1, Interesting)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 11 years ago | (#6302984)

First off, isn't /. a bastion of people NOT working together?

How many /.ers are members of the EFF?
How many /.ers don't go out to buy RI/MP-AA products?
How many /.ers write a physical letter to their congresswhores?
How many /.ers actually use Linux? or contribute to it or other OSS?
How many /.ers live alone in their parent's basement, rather than with a helpful cult or commune?
How many /.ers use Office & save their files in .doc format?

Bob Dylan would say something about wind here.

BTW, I think the professor is trying to recruit /.ers for his own private army. Sure, SCO today, but tommorrow...the world?....

SCO really is out of their minds.... (0)

pnix (682520) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303005)

And Microsoft has recently been arguing that the SCO case proves that open source software is bad policy for software corporations. According to Microsoft, open source software may lead to repeat patent violation: After all, as the SCO suit shows, you can never be sure where a piece of code, contributed by a volunteer, came from.
Open Source is bad for software corporations? Or bad for money-hogging corporations that patent the blinking of a console cursor, the qwerty keyboard layout, and the use of "windows" - viewports to software outputs. Of course it's bad for the wallet of a proprietary hog. It's called fair - the developers and users are on the same level. It's called sanity in the big wide world of software.

Imagine the Microsoft win-win from this. (4, Insightful)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303012)

Either:
a] SCO wins and Linux and/or IBM is injured ...or... b] The evil GPL has destroyed the intellectual property of SCO.

I have to wonder if they researched the issue and then clued in SCO to go after people.

Also...
What if it is determined that IBM gave up its rights (by helping Linux) and that SCO isn't the sucessor the the rights? Would nobody own UNIX, and if so, would that devalue it in some way?

Calm down folks (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6303016)

Geez, some of you people can be assholes.

Alright, the guy is brown nosing in his article to get some fame, but he's surely more qualified to comment on the legal merits of this case than 99% of the cretins here. It is legal opinion that will decide this matter, not a bunch of people arguing over the merits of RMS's claims to OS glory. No matter how wizard your skills are Harry Potter, getting a lawyer's opinion is the only way to understand the potential impact of this case, which could make some of us very unhappy. I, for one, found this article informative, and that's all I ask for with opinion pieces.

Now take a pill and play nice.

I've said mostly it all. (1, Troll)

tomstdenis (446163) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303025)

Only x posts and slashdotted! Must be running their site on product "A".

Imagine a beowolf cluster of item "B", on a "C".

Just wait till the RIAA hears about this! and/or Just wait till the MPAA sees this! and/or Just wait till the **AA hears and/or sees this!

Something SCO would do....Or Sue! Sue! call SCO

BSD is dying, only a few million users left!

Oh and MS knows security like they know open competition.

I used Mozilla once!

1. Action "D"
2. ???
3. Result "E"

MS sucks. or MSFT sucks. or Microsoft sucks. or Micro$oft sucks or Micro$loth sucks.

Linux has a far superior kitch factor.

I'm going to patent patenting. I'm going to patent the wheel, air, fire, water, item "F". Quick hide it from bezos.

I'm going to sue for violating my first post (patent|copyright).

Check my l33t signature!

Accomplishing goal A: Cost "G". Accomplishing goal B: Cost "H", for everything else there is item "I".

Something, something, something, private part [giggle like the school child you are], something, something, something.

The word SCO induces vomiting... (1)

rulethirty (673757) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303041)

Stop the madness, SCO please go out of business so I no longer have to hear this boring news about how you are trying to sue the pants off of other bigger better competitors. I would rather read about you on f*ckedcompany.com

What if SCO is right? (1)

Kierkan (9682) | more than 11 years ago | (#6303046)

Many have mentioned that if SCO showed some illegally copied code in the kernel, it would be replaced in no time. I wonder who could re-implement those parts in a safe way, I mean as in "a cleanroom implementation". Wouldn't every kernel developer be contaminated? Linus would, he must have seen SCO's code when he received the "illegal patches".

If this is true, it would be a really big problem, wouldn't it?
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