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SCO Licenses Now Available

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the mind-the-rush dept.

Caldera 669

wes33 writes "Now available at the SCO website, genuine licenses permitting you to use SCO IP that is 'necessary for you to run Linux'. And they take VISA. Looks like they're saying that any code that is similar to Unix code counts as their Unix code!? Actually, the agreement needs analysis. It looks to me that you're paying for a pig in a poke, but IANAL. Here's some of the meat: '"UNIX-based Code'" shall mean any Code or Method that: (i) in its literal or non-literal expression, structure, format, use, functionality or adaptation (ii) is based on, developed in, derived from or is similar to (iii) any Code contained in or Method devised or developed in (iv) UNIX System V or UnixWare(R), or (v) any modification or derivative work based on or licensed under UNIX System V or UnixWare. ... Provided You pay the applicable license fee and complete the required registration of the COLA, SCO grants You the right to use all, or portions of, the SCO IP only as necessary to use the Operating System on each System for which the appropriate CPUs have been licensed from SCO.'" The linked page says this so-called license applies only to commercial use.

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GNAA PWND STARMANTA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358371)

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SCO acquires a new business partner - GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358372)

GNAA - 0 to hello.jpg in 4.6 seconds! (Thanks, SCO!)
By GNAA Staff

Darl here, with another fine Fr1st P0st. After all -- SCO did everything first, and the rest of the responses to this story will owe their heritage to a foundation built on SCO's staff of talented programmers.

You may be wondering why SCO salesmen are not answering your numerous calls while you try to order more SCO licenses. Well, we aren't answering the phones because we're too busy celebrating our newest business partner. Rather than explaining it myself, I'll let our formal press release do the talking. Take it away, Mr. Reuters...

LINDON, Utah, Sept. 8/PRNewswire - FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX [yahoo.com] - News [yahoo.com] ), the owner and licensor of the core UNIX operating system source code, today announced its second Fortune 500 clent for the SCO Linux IP license, the GNAA (Nasdaq: RHAT [yahoo.com] - News [yahoo.com] ), developer of fine Slashdot trolls on irc.efnet.net #GNAA, also well-known for revolutionizing small business development with its "Step 2: ??????" profit model. The availability of the SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux affords Linux deployments to come into compliance with international law for the use of all 2.4 and future kernels. The run-time license permits the use of SCO's intellectual property, in binary form only, as contained in Linux distributions.

By purchasing a SCO Intellectual Property License, customers avoid infringement of SCO's intellectual property rights in Linux 2.4 and Linux 2.5 kernels and assure Darl financial security for the purchase of his second home. Because the SCO license authorizes run-time use only, customers also comply with the General Public License, under which Linux is distributed. Source may still be distributed under the terms of the GPL, however source distributors are held accountable for all violation of SCO's IP. Indemnification is provided for customers of runtime clients only. Read that twice, dirty hippy. You're not in the clear yet.

GNAA spokesperson penisbird said of the licensure, "coming into compliance affords us a new competitive advantage with the other Slashdot authors. By being in the right, we can thumb down our noses at not only the Windows users and the BSD-thieving Mac Users, but also the unwashed Linux hippies running stolen code on their parents' PCs." VP of anus enlargement goat-see added, "fr1st p0st? damn i miss. how do i next story?"

Mr. Darl McBride concurred with GNAA's analysis, adding "We soon hope to convince additional clients such as Trollklore and Cabal of Logged In Trolls of the benefits of licensing SCO's valuable IP. Also, I <3 GNAA bunny. (@.@)" JesuitX clarified the nature of the SCO and GNAA alliance, adding "We're more than just a licensing client. We're also going to be helping to bring these other potential licensors into compliance. We can break them in little by little as paying sublicensors. The alternative is pretty horrible. Our lawyers can take a reticent client from virgin to hello.jpg [figure 2 [yahoo.com] ] in under an hour, and believe me -- it is not pleasant." freetibet was recorded saying, "I read Slashdot just for GNAA posts".

Commander Taco was unavailable for comment, however Cowboy Kneel was said to ask for a print of [figure 2] for his basement apartment. Simoniker remained British and unable to spell "color," while Timothy responded by posting the same story six times, and Hemos reposted a seventh time, the submission differing only from his application of that damned Einstein icon.

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But... (5, Funny)

Tuxedo Jack (648130) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358374)

Do they take Monopoly money?

Re:But... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358391)

Yes, they took Microsoft's money.

Re:But... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358397)

wow, you must be so proud of your clever post... NOT!

Re:But... (1)

StuWho (748218) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358419)

Yes, it's in tune with their grasping and avaricious business ethics.

Re: But... (5, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358481)


> Do they take Monopoly money?

Yep, it was specially designed for pretending to buy pretend property.

Re:But... (4, Funny)

rixstep (611236) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358496)

I'll trade Marvin Gardens and Park Place for all the property in Lindon, Utah.

Oh - Marvin Garden has two hotels.

Re:But... (5, Funny)

monkeydo (173558) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358530)

You can't build hotels until you have a monopoly. Before you can break the monopoly you will have to sell all of the houses and hotels on each of the properties. So you can't trade a property with a hotel on it unless you trade all the properties of the same color. Just so you know.

Re:But... (4, Funny)

The Snowman (116231) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358499)

Do they take Monopoly money?

I am trying to get through to their online store, but it looks like that server is slashdotted right now. I wonder what sort of mischief I could do...

I do plan on stuffing an envelope with Monopoly money and sending it to them. I wonder what kind of response, if any, I would get?

Re:But... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358524)

Monopoly money??

He he he. Why, heck no TJ. Them fellers at SCO ain't that stupid. Oh, no. Ya see, them boys is educated.

Yep. The only thing next to Federal Gov't Green is what we all calls "Conferderate Money". Jeff Davis. Robt. E Lee. You know, them fine Southern Gents that we haven't seen in over 140 years. Why I got a whole mess'a them bills all stacked quiet away-like just fer this kind'a 'mergency.

Of course I have no reservations on sending the whole lot of it to Darl's kin. Kinda like to keep it in the family, y'know.

Well, I guess I'm gonna go count me a stack up and get 'em ready to send to 'ol SCO. Yeeeeeep. My license is in the bag (He he he he he he).

Ya'll be good now, ya hear....

Harry Potter and the Unquenchable Fire (-1)

iluvtrolls (717573) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358375)

Harry and Ron stepped through the fat woman painting into the Gryffindor common room in some consternation. "I hope Hermione hasn't passed us completely," Ron said. "I can't believe she took summer classes."
"I would have if I could," Harry said, "but I didn't have the O.W.L.s to manage it. Remember, her last letter said she was going to go on to post-graduate work." They waved to familiar friends and began introducing themselves to the new students. Quite a lot of the younger students kept passing them and then looking back at Harry and stopping dead in surprise.
After eight years, Harry was used to being stared at. The dark Lord Voldemort's attack on him as a baby left him a distinctive lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead, and the reputation of being the only person Voldemort couldn't kill outright did the rest, with some help from the reputation Harry had built for himself since. After discovering he was a wizard and could attend Hogwart's School of Wizardry, Harry had gotten wind of several of Voldemort's evil schemes and had thwarted them all. He had faced death, humiliation, basilisks, dragons, evil wizards, malicious spells, foul odors, the undead, and even the Inland Revenue and remained unscathed. Oddly enough, Voldemort's schemes seemed to be losing oomph, as if he could no longer pull together enough power to get a really good evil plan together. The last attempt had been to place Harry on a chain letter mailing list.
As more and more students kept staring at him, Harry began to realize that there was a different class of attention. He recognized the star-gazers, the well-wishers, the groupies, the jealous, and the envious, but he kept noticing female students looking at him in a funny way, almost as if they were hungry. One pretty blonde student even went so far as to lick her lips and use her hand to smooth out the front of her robe, although Harry hadn't noticed any wrinkles..
Ron noticed it as well. "Cor, Harry! You outta be able to get some serious schtank this year! And we're finally of legal age to learn Sex Magic, so you'll have an excuse and everything."
"But why are they staring at me? Why not both of us?" Harry asked, blushing furiously.
"Well, look at you. You've been playing tournament-class Quidditch for eight years, you're in fantastic shape, you've got the scar (chicks love scars, Harry), and Daniel Radcliffe turned out to be a hunk."
"What?"
"Look, there's Hermione!"
Hermione Granger was standing at the bottom of the steps to the girls' dormitories. Harry and Ron dashed towards her and then stopped dead. Hermione had changed over the summer. The difference was so great that Harry was forced to realize that he hadn't really been paying attention the last few years. The mass of curly brown hair was still there, but it was arranged in an artful way to frame her face and curl over her shoulders. Her face was more angular, with high cheekbones and clear milky skin. The prominent front teeth were still there, but they only served to push her lips forward in a very interesting manner, making her look as if she was always just about to eat a strawberry. Her robes had changed as well; they fit quite a bit better, for one, and the neckline seemed much more fascinating than before. She had a thin leather belt around her waist, from which hung several small silk pouches and which incidentally accentuated her lush curves. Heavily orchestrated music began playing. "Hi Harry, hi Ron!" she called, and went to hug them both.
"Um, cough, wow, Hermione, you're looking really, um, good," Ron blurted out. Harry just nodded and concentrated on trying to breathe normally.
She preened. "Thanks! I've been studying up on Sex Magic, it's dead easy. Did you get all the stuff on your list for this year?"
Both teens looked down and nodded. "Yes, " said Harry glumly. "We had to go to a different section of Dragon's Alley for it, some shop called Lord Chumley's Marital Accoutrements and Novelties for the Gentleman. I don't even know what half of this stuff does! And a couple of the items sort of look like wands, but I tried swishing them about and almost got arrested!"
"You'll see. The girls get a different list, I got everything at Victoria's Sorceries. I'll show you later, if you're good" she said, not noticing the way both Harry and Ron's eyes widened, "but you've both got to get to "Beginning Erotimancy". I'll see you after." She turned and walked up the stairs with a wiggle.
Ron looked at Harry. "We're in for it, aren't we?"

The two boys ran into Professor Winkledoof's class just on time. This class was all boys, for some reason, and Harry's heart fell as he spotted Draco Malfoy and his goons on the other side of the room. The professor, a short, stocky man with questionable hygiene, was busily making extremely detailed chalk drawings on the blackboard. The drawings appeared to be of some sort of intricate plumbing system, and resmebled slightly the more primitive sketchings Harry had seen in the boy's lavatory. There were several posters hanging about the walls, with mottoes like "Safe Spelling", and "Wrap It Before You Wave It". There was what appeared to be an inflatable witch, a small trampoline and a spool of thick rope over by the closet, and there was a large wooden trunk labeled "Toys" next to Professor Winkledoof's desk, which was almost invisible under the stacks of paintings and etchings. Harry and Ron looked down; at each student's place was a brass spigot maked "Lube", a soft towel, and a small parcel of square foil packages labeled "Lord Chumley's Preventatives - Ribbed". Some of the boys had apparantly already opened theirs and there was a spirited balloon fight going on in the back of the room.
Professor Winkledoof finished his drawing, turned to face the class, scratched himself, and began. "Right! Welcome to 'Beginning Erotimancy'! We'll jump right in to give you a taste, right? Wave yer wand over your goodies and say 'Phallus erectus'!"
Harry looked around to get an idea of what "goodies" was supposed to mean, and then, blushing, he followed instructions. "Phallus erectus!" he commanded. Instantly he felt a strange warmth, which turned into an abrupt and slightly painful swelling and tightening beneath his robes. At first he thought he had inadvertantly transformed part of himself into a snake, but talking to it had no effect. Next to him he could hear Ron waving his wand frantically and mumbling, "Please, dammit, c'mon, don't do this to me..." The boys around him were having varying degrees of success; Harry wasn't surprised to see Malfoy sitting tall in his chair with a smug expression.
Class ended early after an explosion came from the back of the room and Neville's high-pitched shrieks filled the air. "That explosion was a bit... premature, wasn't it Potter?" laughed Malfoy.
The next class was with Professor Snapes ("Aphrodisiacs and their Abuses") but they had more than a half-hour to spend so they went back to the Gryffindor rooms. Harry was still puzzling over what he had seen. "What were those diagrams on the board? You think he's trying to sneak into the pipes of Hogwarts to do some dastardly deed? Maybe there's underground caverns besides the Chamber of SecretsTM, that diagram looked kind of like the opening of a hidden cavern," Harry said. Ron looked at him with an odd expression.
"You didn't get out much at the Dursley's, did you Harry?"
"No, you know that. What's that got to do with anything?"
"Nothing, nothing," Ron said hurridly, "only you might want to, you know, check out the library for some extra biology studying this term."
"Now you sound like Hermione."
"Yeah, and about Hermione. You know how she loves showing off how much she knows about magic, right? I'm thinking that..."
They said the password ("doggin bat!") and entered the common room. Hermione was sitting in one of the high-backed armchairs in front of the fire, studying an odd-looking device. "What sort of magic wand's that, then?" asked Ron.
Hermione smiled a cat smile. "A Hitachi," she said. "Why are you chaps back so early? Finish too soon?"
"No, but Neville did," Harry said. "Madam Pomfrey looked at him and shook her head, said something about cold compresses."
Ron cleared his throat. "Um, Hermione, I was wondering... I mean, it seems that Harry here is a bit, um, lacking, in certain basic instruction, and I was wondering if you could help him out. And me too, if you're not too tired." Hermione seemed delighted, and stood up with a flourish.
"I'd be happy to," she said. She looked closer at Harry, paying particular attention to the chest and arm muscles developed through years of Quidditch. "I'd be very happy to. The only person I had to study with over the summer was Colin, and he wears out too quickly." She reached into one of her pouches, grumbled, and then reached into a diferent one. "Shouldn't have been there... okay, this is the easiest one to master, it's called Attraction. With a small effort you can cast a spell on a person and make them think you're the sexiest thing they've ever seen." She threw a small handful of glittering dust in the air, waved her Hitachi through it and chanted, "Glamourus Meus!"
Suddenly, in Harry's eyes Hermione was stunning. She had already been attractive; now she was maddening. He could feel the snake tranformation in his robes again as he lurched towards her, determined to get her and... and... well, he didn't know exactly what yet, but whatever it was he was going to do it really hard. Hermione smiled at him. "See? Easy. And you turn it off with just a snap of the wand." She jerked her wand between them and down, but it had no effect. She looked at it and ducked around the back of the chair as Harry stepped forward. "Sorry, I'll try that again." She did; it didn't.
Hermione looked up with resigned good humor and held her arms out. Oh, well, something went wrong, and now she had to deal with a lust-crazed Harry Potter. No worries, she had hoped for that anyway, just on somewhat more equal terms. Maybe this way they could get the awkwardness out of the way and then they could... Behind Harry's quivering body she could hear that all the conversation in the room had stopped, and low moans could be heard. She stood up and peeked over the back of the chair.
Everyone in the room was looking at her like a starving dog looking at a steak, and they were all walking stiffly towards the chair. Even some of the figures in the paintings seemed to be trying to climb out of the frames. The fat woman painting slid aside and more boys (and a few girls) from the other Houses came in, followed by several professors. Through the window she could hear Hagrid's great booming voice, "Aragh! I've gone and raised the biggest beast of them all! C'mon, me lad, let's put you to good use!" Even the male owls in the room seemed alert and ready to swoop, and Ron's owl Pidwigeon was scrabbling at the bottom of her robes, trying to find a way in.
Frantically she tore through her pouches, only to find that all of her other powders had been replaced with sugar packets. Someone had sabotaged her spell! And now it looked as though she was going to suffer for it, unless her summer lessons could help her triumph over 65 males (and a few females). She took a deep breath, snapped her head to the side to crack her neck, and stepped forward...

OMG HARRY POTTER IS GAY!! FAG!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358440)

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I will give you SCO Licenses ... $10 please.. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358377)

:-)

Uh huh! (4, Interesting)

Red Warrior (637634) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358379)

That'll happen. Sometime after the trial, where they prove they have anything worthy of licensing.

Relatively first post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358382)

When I loaded the /, home page, there were no comments!

-Jesboat

Re:Relatively first post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358437)

You got the power-up and won the game!!

first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358383)

post

Shazbot (1)

jpr1nd (678149) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358385)

Only commercial use?!?!?! now how can I use linux?

I was counting on being able to buy one of these bad boys as soon as possible </sarcasm>

Re:Shazbot (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358403)

Start charging yourself to log in. Congratulations, you're a data processing service bureau. If only you had more than one customer...

Pricing and Binary only? (5, Informative)

vadius (669387) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358387)

The pricing is $199 for a desktop box, and between $620-$750 per CPU for servers, depending on how many you have. Also, the license says that this is for binaries only (not the source).

Re:Pricing and Binary only? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358408)

Does that mean you have to pay multiple times if you have a compile different compiled kernels sitting in /boot?

Re:Pricing and Binary only? (5, Interesting)

rholliday (754515) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358462)

So if you obtain the source and compile it yourself, are you then required to purchase a license? Or are they saying that you can only legally use the binaries, and that compiling the source is not even supposed to happen?

Also... (4, Interesting)

Tuxedo Jack (648130) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358393)

If it turns out that they lose the suit but get the license fees from everyone anyways, this could open them up to RICO Act suits (triple damages, court costs included).

At any rate, this will continue to be interesting to watch.

Re:Also... (5, Funny)

Camel Pilot (78781) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358446)

This would almost entice be to buy one of the licences (A much better risk/reward ratio then a share of SCOX). However before I would buy I would have to be ensured that if SCOX went broke that McBrib^des personal retirement account is attachable.

Re:Also... (1)

Tuxedo Jack (648130) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358471)

That's true, we'd want some security. The code to UNIX System V, the SCO building (a _great_ paintball arena), Darl's car and home, his firstborn child... you know the drill.

Re:Also... (5, Funny)

darnok (650458) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358498)

> If it turns out that they lose the suit but get
> the license fees from everyone anyways, this could
> open them up to RICO Act suits (triple damages,
> court costs included).

From where I'm sitting, that looks like a pretty good investment.

Anyone know if I can buy options on SCO licences? I don't want to buy them now, but I'm happy to invest some loot now to ensure I get the option to buy them at some later date. Now, where's my court calendar...?

Re:Also... (0)

negacao (522115) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358512)

Hmm, I've got linux running on three PC's here.



I think maybe I'll try to buy three licenses...

Re:Also... (1)

pato perez (570823) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358566)

If it turns out that they lose the suit but get the license fees from everyone anyways, this could open them up to RICO Act suits (triple damages, court costs included).
If they lose the suit, SCO will be flushed down the toilet, and there won't be anything left to sue.

Engrish junk Touching...... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358394)

ON TEH SPOKE!

It touched secondary soldier/finishing my junk broad-mindedly. He in that batmobile bound me with the string, did the contact of the storing my that anti- spirit hand his many akahata of couldnt. Me who believe those which sexual intercourse continued you called I couldnt to the secondary soldier/finishing which does not approve the large magnate whom the city has touched the underage child for freedom. It is possible to believe that? The bat man entirely did this. He chooses me from passing separated, with the passenger seat of batmobile binds my arm and the foot with the string, fondling does not stop my cock'n'balls by any means. Those definately goddamn judge him touched my junk, but in the degree which had the worry of the secondary soldier/finishing which is done it continued was with the rising rear seat on this akahata of contact of the akahata and/or? There is no method! He did that and continued exactly. As for me, it was not possible to believe those which sexual intercourse continued completely. I did not defend in the person and Wayne effect. I at least the external wound and use of my body without making up for me the city as his himself private plaything, when the underage child like me (I am 13 years old) called the fact that excessively the it has touched wealthy person is not approved to him. This is worried about profit and that image in him. He between fondle everything continued me who ignore the akahata of the judge. Then he batmobile drove in my house, * with me produced the seat which is, *! It was splendid. But me next morning after awaking, even unexpectedly, in my bank account with that $150k! ! It was! ? It is possible to believe that?

Commercial only is expected (3, Interesting)

JusTyler (707210) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358395)

The linked page says this so-called license applies only to commercial use.

I believe SCO said that they were only going to be chasing commercial users of Linux. Okay, they're still crazy, but at least it seems they have a vague sort of 'respect' for the hacking/academic community.. just not the businesses that use Linux.

That aside.. I can't wait for this all to be over, it's really putting the heebie-jeebies up some of my clients.

Re:Commercial only is expected (4, Insightful)

Samari711 (521187) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358448)

i wouldn't say that. they're just going after the people who are the easiest targets to find and who are the most likely to cough up the money.

Re:Commercial only is expected (1)

msgmonkey (599753) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358467)

I doubt it's out of any kind of respect. I'm sure when they say "commercial" they mean fortune 1000 type companies who have more cash floating around than your average mom&pop store.

Re:Commercial only is expected (2, Insightful)

avalys (221114) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358480)

But at least it seems they have a vague sort of 'respect' for the hacking/academic community...

I wouldn't go that far - the license is binary-only.

Re:Commercial only is expected (1)

aldousd666 (640240) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358501)

That's not true, or they would let us see the source. They're only licensing binary -- period.

Re:Commercial only is expected (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358561)

Darl McBride has no respect for the hacking/academic community. He's a business-diseased rat who values money over anything else in life. This includes knowledge, learning, and anything that might get in the way of him making a buck. It's pathetic, and I bet he's really just a lonely waste of space in real life, desperately trying to be recognized by someone so he feels important, even if it's negative attention.

He's the kind of person that ends up dead by unnatural causes, most likely at his own hands. When the SCO suit falls, I wouldn't be surprised if he commits suicide. After all, he's made a ton of enemies worldwide who don't wear suits, which means his troubles extend beyond the courtroom.

New GNAA Restaraunt Menu (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358398)

The Plantation Deal
A bucket of fried chicken, a side of hominy, and four slices of watermelon.

The Hillary Special
Two fat thighs, small breasts, and a left wing.

The GNAA Lunch Combo
A generous 9" hunk of dark meat with special sauce and a tossed salad.

P.S. Colonel Sanders tells you to stop reading Slashdot and go back to work, nigger!

P.P.S. I'll show you MY forgotten planet. (Insert Uranus joke here)

Whoopie! (5, Funny)

stateq2 (754984) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358399)

Quick, grab a licence while you still can! They're selling like hotcakes.

Did somebody say hotcakes? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358457)

But are they edible?

Re:Did somebody say hotcakes? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358495)

No, they're full of shit.

With that license... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358401)

Even microsoft users should be coughing up !!

Sure (5, Funny)

Deraj DeZine (726641) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358402)

I'll buy one, but I'm going to need to borrow their license to print money, first. Photoshop won't let me scan dollar bills anymore...

Darl wouldn't mind. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358411)

I guess if Darl has the same kind of car I have, I guess he wouldn't mind if I stole his car.

Re:Darl wouldn't mind. (1)

Broken_Windows (658461) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358520)

If thats true, you will need a license for filling your tank, these licenses can vary from 1/4 tank @$250 to $1000 for a fillup.

Will SCO Provide Indemnification (5, Interesting)

mlmitton (610008) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358412)

I want to know whether SCO will indemnify Linux-users against the possibility that, once the legal wrangling is done, we do not need to pay them license fees for Linux. Will they refund the money? It would be a good public-relations move for them to do this, even if it would amount to an empty promise: If no one needs to pay SCO for Linux, then SCO will be bankrupt PDQ and there won't be any money to refund.

Re:Will SCO Provide Indemnification (4, Interesting)

Camel Pilot (78781) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358502)

This is a question I hope the press will be asking.

Also I wish journalist would ask if SCOX is going to indemnify Unixware (or whatever their product is) customers against IBM claims of patent infrigement.

Remember, (-1, Redundant)

herrvinny (698679) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358413)

Remember people, they are litigious bastards [thescogroup.com] . More info [litigiousbastards.com]

MOD DOWN - HE IS ALWAYS SPAMMING HIS LINKS HERE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358449)

MOD DOWN - IDIOTIC (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358525)

don't you have something better to do than google trolling?

Fucking moron.

So lets suppose I buy one. (5, Insightful)

Hawkxor (693408) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358414)

What advantages does that bestow on me? Oh, I see, none.
Why am I better off than I would be without an SCO license? Hmm, that's not explained either.
So without it I'll be sued or something? Well, apparently not.
But SCO has legal backing in doing this at least, right? Actually no.

So...anyone want to take bets on how many people actually buy a license? Probably fewer than the number of people who have bought X-10 minicams from those popup windows.

Price (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358415)

Hmm... lets see. Only $149.00 for annual license for one CPU, eh? What a bargain! BTW, I sell annual leases to vacant lots on the moon, but due to court proceedings I can't show you proof that I actually own the moon at moment...

Besides (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358416)

Besides, there's nothing like cake.

Licence of a part (2, Interesting)

tronicum (617382) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358417)

Interesting is that they sell a licence for a part of the code.
Imagine some other company thinks if they can brake GPL,
we sell our part of the Linux Kernel for because the kernel contains
that an evil OSS developer added to the linux source

I wonder why it takes so long to get SCO to learn that they are violating a licence, not their customers!

Re:Licence of a part (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358469)

I wonder why it takes so long to get SCO to learn that they are violating a licence, not their customers!

They actually have customers???

own? (5, Interesting)

pixitha (589341) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358422)

they dont even "own" unix anyhow..
Groklaw quote:
"This is one of the fundamentally misleading positions SCO has adopted. "UNIX" is not an operating system but rather a brand of operating systems. The brand, "UNIX" is the intellectual property of the Open Group who owns the relevant trademark and certifies systems as being compliant to its UNIX specifications. The Open Group is an international vendor and technology-neutral consortium. IBM is a sponsor of the Open Group while SCO is a member."

Predicament (5, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358424)

SCO is also sympathetic to the end-user's predicament

in other words, "SCO is also sympathetic to the end-user predicament created by SCO".

I beat my dog every day but I really feel for the poor thing too. Right. Who are they kidding?

Misleading (4, Interesting)

maliabu (665176) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358425)

on the website it says they're offering a license that cures the IP infringement in Linux. So can they be sued for misleading in a product once the infringement is proven imaginative? similar to the guy who sued spammer for false claim in penis enlargement pills.

however, i believe another interesting question is, if they are sued for misleading, how much can you still get out of SCO after it's being savaged by IBM....

But what if... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358426)

I buy one, then sell it on eBay? Would my soul be cursed for all enternity?

windows any one? (4, Interesting)

jackb_guppy (204733) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358427)

It looks like they are trying to get Windows added to the list... POSIX compliance.

That will sure increase the war chest!

Lightbubls (5, Funny)

CeleronXL (726844) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358429)

How many SCO executivess does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Five
1 to claim ownship of the IP
1 to file suit against bulb manufacturers
1 to threaten bulb endusers
1 to send off asking how to use a bulb ...and 1 to fumble and drop it.</pathetic attempt at Funny rating>

Re:Lightbubls (1)

CeleronXL (726844) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358484)

While I hate to reply to myself, I spelled "lightbulbs" wrong. I should try nailing the spelling of simple words before trying to outwit the genius posters on Slashdot. :\

"Genius Posters?" (2, Funny)

Deraj DeZine (726641) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358508)

You must be new here

(BAM! +5, Overused Joke)

SCO/Linux licenses... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358430)

I can't afford THAT you insensitive clods!

whoops (0)

whackco (599646) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358431)

my finger just slipped 32 times on the refresh button... ;-)

Argh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358435)

Oh dear, I must go and get my licence immediately before any trial has been completed so I can be safe! I wonder would SCO extradite me?

Disclaiming of 'misrepresentation' (5, Interesting)

sanermind (512885) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358438)

I note that in the limitation of liability, they disclaim 'misrepresentation'?

Playing Hangman. (1)

gmby (205626) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358441)

Give'em enough rope and they'l hang themselves.

Get a Rope!

I'll hold off... (4, Funny)

Halo- (175936) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358447)

Until I can buy them at ThinkGeek I'm not gonna waste my money. :)

SCO IP Licence instead? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358450)

I think the original article may have been looking for http://www.thescogroup.com/scosource/linuxlicensen ew.html instead, which would be the $699 IP license.

In any event it looks like SCO is finally allowing people to buy the licenses from them. Now I suppose it gets serious.

Oh Great.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358453)

Now how long until they start bitching and moaning about this slashdot posting being a DDoS?

We're quite safe then (4, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358458)

End users who purchase this license are granted the right to use the SCO IP in Linux in binary format only.

Oh okay then, that's fine, I use the stock Linux kernel as-is. I never need any SCO IP in binary format in it.

Unless you count the output of /dev/null as SCO's...

ken, dmr, bwk (2, Interesting)

rixstep (611236) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358459)

Has anyone thought of asking ken, dmr, and bwk what they think of this mess? I am sure they don't want to get involved, but this can't be in the spirit they built up the whole thing once upon a time?

Hello? (5, Interesting)

Tremanhil (246867) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358461)

Okay, what happened to the whole AT&T Memo which clarified that AT&T didn't own or have any claim to derivative works... I've not seen anything in the press about it blowing SCO's case out of the water since it was released on Groklaw...

Their claims are A. Unsubstantiated, and B. Even if they were substantiated they have no claim to the derivative works that IBM contributed.

The fact that they continue to pursue licensing where currently their legal standing has not been established is insane.

I hope IBM, and Redhat intend to countersue the executives and board of SCO, and the Canopy group for the FUD they have been spreading once this case is closed in favor of IBM.

What if? (5, Interesting)

Vaystrem (761) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358465)

... you buy the license, and then a court decides that SCO's license is not required for the operation of Linux, could you then sue SCO for fraud?

Sounds like a great deal! But I have a better deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358466)

....how about I give you the finger, and you give me ... well, you don't give me anything, just go away.

I am going to sell them to (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358476)

If you pay me $99.99, I wont sue you for ingringing on any POSIX compliance product.

WooHoo, I'm going to be rich.

Going....Going...... (4, Funny)

shoemakc (448730) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358485)

Getting slower.....slower......slower....stopping...

Hmmm, you know....this is one of those sites I just really don't mind slashdotting.

-Chris

Potential ramifications? (5, Informative)

Shoten (260439) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358486)

I know a good bit of law, but this is out of my range. It does sound to me that there's a very high chance that (even if their claims are correct) they're accepting money to license something that isn't theirs to license, provided there's just one UNIX System V-like option out there that doesn't include any of their code. Is this not a criminal act, or at the very least an actionable one?

How is this legal? (1, Informative)

Magila (138485) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358489)

Even if we make the big assumption that SCO does own the rights to some of the code in Linux, there's still a lot of legit GPL code there. If you license their code you can no longer use that with the rest of Linux since you'd be linking code under a non-GPL compatible license with GPLed code. But then IANAL.

Re:How is this legal? (5, Funny)

Magila (138485) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358505)

Ok disregard this post, two seconds after hitting submit I realized that not only am I not a lawyer but also an idiot.

wrong pricing? (2, Informative)

maliabu (665176) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358490)

SCO must be charging the licenses too cheaply, as reflected by its stock price [yahoo.com] :)

As I've said before... (5, Interesting)

quandrum (652868) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358504)

Licensing linux code from SCO invalidates the GPL on the rest of the kernel code. The licenses are not compatible. You will never get hundreds of kernel developers to re-license the code for your use. If you really think you need to buy this, give up. Install FreeBSD.

What is wrong with the US (2, Flamebait)

GoMMiX (748510) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358516)

Every country OTHER then the US has prevented SCO from persuing this trash licensing [theft]...

That says something about our government...

I still say Microsoft _MUST_ be leverging agencies to leave this alone and let it play out. There's no other way consumers would be left so unprotected against such a fraudulent licensing scheme.

How long would these licenses last ? (2, Interesting)

matt_martin (159394) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358521)

We all know what "permanent and irrevocable" means to SCO ...

Injunction against kernel.org (1)

Stonent1 (594886) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358522)

I'm just wondering when it is going to happen.

Lets Buy A Few... (1)

Ieshan (409693) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358527)

I posted this earlier in another SCO thread, but I think it would be really spiffy to start a small "business" and buy up a few licenses. Just to see if would actually *get* one.

Once we did, we could put scans of the documents on the web for others to see and read and discuss.

But, lets be honest, we're probably not going to get one.

We'd need like 500 people willing to donate a dollar or two, right?

The scam shop doesn't even work (1)

Anonumous Coward (126753) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358531)

Try to buy 1-CPU annual licenses. "Recalculate" lopps back to itself, no re-calculation takes place. "Finalize" hangs indefinitely. It could be because they're running their webshop on SCO OpenServer, but it could also be because they're running it on uncle Bill's .$ servers. It's like the difference between a Vi@gra spam and a v1agra spam.

already said but,,, (2, Insightful)

phrostie (121428) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358532)

ok mod me down for being redundent, but the opengroup really needs to standup and put a stop to SCO.
unix methods belong to them if anyone.

Expensive (1, Funny)

JRSiebz (691639) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358534)

with those rates its cheaper to buy copy of windows

New Business Model (4, Funny)

Galileo430 (614516) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358538)

I really think this is a clever new business model. Charge people for using another company / group's product.

Hey Windows users, you owe me $99.95 a year for those "Icon" things I invented last year.

Dammit! (1)

rampant mac (561036) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358543)

"The linked page says this so-called license applies only to commercial use."

I was this CLOSE to putting that license on my credit card too! Oh well. I guess I'll just spend my excess incoming on those poor, poor political prisoners in Nigeria.

I hear they have nearly 30 million in cash that they are unable to convert...

Cola (5, Funny)

ixplodestuff8 (699898) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358548)

IMPORTANT, READ CAREFULLY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS lICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO YOU AND IS INCLUDED WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE AUTHENTICITY ("COLA").

Hello, I am the CEO of Coca-Cola, SCO please pay use $699 for use of the word "COLA", thank you.

Know what you call a Mormon intellectual? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8358549)

An OxyMormon.

"SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux"

give me a break

shop.sco.com timed out (2, Interesting)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358551)

Weird...All the links on that page point to pages on the thescogroup.com domain, but when you click through the "Buy Now!" button and click on "Continue", it tries to access http://shop.sco.com, which times out.

Didn't SCO shift over to thescogroup.com domain after the last worm DoS? I'm pretty sure the page isn't unavailable because of the /. effect, but because of the wrong URL.

Looks like they don't want people purchasing licenses right now.

SCO Developer License? (2, Interesting)

RichMan (8097) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358553)

This reads like a run time license only. What about a developer license as required for anyone who works with the actual OS code that they are claiming rights over.

Note, no source code license is required as Caldera opened up old versions of the source under the GPL.

IANALD - I am not a linux developer

Dear SCO,
On Solaris systems I have coded a lot of network IO against system *.h files containing AT&T copyright notices. Some of these files include macros. Do I need an SCO source code or developer license to work with these files? Please clarify.

The EULA (5, Informative)

Joey Patterson (547891) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358555)

THE SCO GROUP, INC.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSE

IMPORTANT, READ CAREFULLY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO YOU AND IS INCLUDED WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF LICENSE AUTHENTICITY ("COLA"). BY EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS LICENSE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER IN ANY MANNER.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SCO MAKES NO GRANT OF RIGHTS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SOFTWARE OTHER THAN THE SCO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEFINED BY THIS AGREEMENT.

This Agreement does not include any rights to access, use, modify or distribute any SCO source code in any form under any licensing arrangement.

DEFINITIONS

"Agreement" is the contract between you ("You") and The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO"), relating to the rights acquired by You. The Agreement comprises (i) this document, (ii) any amendments agreed by both You and SCO in writing and (iii) any additional terms and conditions included in the COLA. Such additional terms may pertain, without limitation, to the following: term, fees and payment, number of permitted CPUs, registration requirements, restriction on runtime environment and transfer of Your rights.

"Code" shall mean computer programming instructions.

"CPU " shall mean a single physical computer processor.

"Desktop System" means a single user computer workstation controlled by a single instance of the Operating System. It may provide personal productivity applications, web browsers and other client interfaces (e.g., mail, calendering, instant messaging, etc). It may not host services for clients on other systems.

"Method" shall mean the human or machine methodology for, or approach to, design, structure, modification, upgrade, de-bugging, tuning, improvement, or adaptation of Code.

"Object Code" shall mean the Code that results when Source Code is processed by a software compiler and is directly executable by a computer.

"Operating System" shall mean software operating system Code (or Code that substantially performs the functions of an operating system) that is a distribution, rebranding, modification or derivative work of the Linux(R) operating system.

"SCO IP" shall mean the SCO intellectual property included in its UNIX-based Code in Object Code format licensed by SCO under SCO's standard commercial license.

"Software" shall mean the Operating System in Object Code format.

"Source Code" shall mean the human-readable form of the Code and related system documentation, including all comments and any procedural language.

"System" shall mean a computer system, containing the licensed CPUs, controlled by a single instance of the Operating System.

"UNIX-based Code" shall mean any Code or Method that: (i) in its literal or non-literal expression, structure, format, use, functionality or adaptation (ii) is based on, developed in, derived from or is similar to (iii) any Code contained in or Method devised or developed in (iv) UNIX System V or UnixWare(R), or (v) any modification or derivative work based on or licensed under UNIX System V or UnixWare.

"Update" shall mean the updates or revisions in Object Code format of the Software that You may receive. Update shall not include any alteration, modification or derivative work of the Operating System prepared by You.

GRANT OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Provided You comply fully with this Grant of Rights and Obligations, SCO will not consider such use of the SCO IP licensed by You under this Agreement to be in violation of SCO's intellectual property ownership or rights.

SCO grants You and You accept from SCO, the following limited, non-exclusive rights. This Agreement does not grant a right to receive any distribution of software from SCO or any other third party. You are not granted any other rights except for the rights specifically set forth herein. You acknowledge that, subject only to the rights specifically granted herein, all rights, title, and interest in the SCO IP shall remain at all times the property of SCO. The SCO IP is protected by copyright, under local law and under international copyright conventions.

Provided You pay the applicable license fee and complete the required registration of the COLA, SCO grants You the right to use all, or portions of, the SCO IP only as necessary to use the Operating System on each System for which the appropriate CPUs have been licensed from SCO as designated on the COLA, for the applicable server or desktop system. You must take reasonable means to assure that the number of CPUs does not exceed the permitted number of CPUs. The rights licensed by this Agreement are limited to the use of the SCO IP in conjunction with the Operating System solely in Object Code format. Right to use licenses for Desktop Systems are not usable for, or transferable for use, with other Systems.

LIMITATION OF WARRANTY

SCO WARRANTS THAT IT IS EMPOWERED TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREIN. SCO does not warrant that the function contained in SCO IP will MEET YOUR requirements or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free.

ALL WARRANTIES, TERMS, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, INDEMNITIES AND GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW, CUSTOM, PRIOR ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS BY ANY PARTY OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS) ARE HEREBY OVERRIDDEN, EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED. SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SCO OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, BASED ON YOUR CLAIMS OR THOSE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, PROFITS, USE OF MONEY OR USE OF THE SCO PRODUCTS, INTERRUPTION IN USE OR AVAILABILITY OF DATA, STOPPAGE OF OTHER WORK OR IMPAIRMENT OF OTHER ASSETS), ARISING OUT OF BREACH OR FAILURE OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, MISREPRESENTATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY WHICH SCO MAY INCUR IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO SCO FOR THE LICENSE OF THE SCO PRODUCT THAT DIRECTLY CAUSED THE DAMAGE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TERM AND TERMINATION

This license shall remain in effect until terminated as set forth herein. You may terminate this Agreement, without right to refund, by notifying SCO of such termination. SCO may terminate this Agreement, upon reasonable notice and without judicial or administrative resolution, if You or any of Your employees or consultants breach any term or condition hereof.

Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, all rights granted to You hereunder will cease.

ASSIGNMENT

You may not assign, sublicense, rent, lend, lease, pledge or otherwise transfer or encumber the SCO IP, this Agreement or Your rights or obligations hereunder

MISCELLANEOUS

All notices or approvals required or permitted under this Agreement must be given in writing. Any waiver or modification of this Agreement will not be effective unless executed in writing and signed by SCO. This Agreement will bind Your successors-in-interest. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Utah, U.S.A.; excluding (i) Utah's choice of law principles and (ii) the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, in whole or part, such holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement.

________________________________________________ __ ___________

* Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other countries

(R) UNIX and UnixWare are a registered trademarks of The Open Group in the US and other countries

SCO Part Number: AE00048P000

021704

Isn't this a GPL violation? (2, Interesting)

Cryogenes (324121) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358560)

If they are licensing "their" contribution to linux, aren't they bound by the GPL, because it is inextricably linked with GPL'ed code?

Of course, if they do have rights to some code in Linux, then they can forbid everyone to use it, but they can't license it without putting it under the GPL.

Why won't it let me buy? (1)

tisme (414989) | more than 10 years ago | (#8358563)

"Server Load Exceeded, Please try again later."

help! I don't want to be sued!!! how can I buy linux license so sco will be happy? how to pay sco to buy linux?? what to do?? will beta test for free license!?!?! SCO has monopoly on linux and won't let me buy licenses. :( :P

my lame attempt at humour,

tisme
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