Subject: Re: SCO's actions
To: None <>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 05/23/2003 18:12:05
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On Friday, 23 May 2003 at  2:38:33 -0600, Rick Kelly wrote:
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey said:
>> BSD has already been to court and settled.
> Doesn't mean SCO won't be fool enough to try it again.

Yes, that had occurred to me too.

>> It will do NetBSD (and also FreeBSD and OpenBSD) a *lot* of good.  I
>> can't say I'm happy how it came to be, but I'm sure that lots of
>> people will look for alternatives.
> Maybe. You're average IT suit can't tell a Linux from a NetBSD from
> a Solaris.

They can tell price and liability.  So they know the difference:
Solaris is good, costs big bucks.  Linux is free, good, but dangerous
from a license point of view.  BSD is free, good, and not dangerous.

This development is not good for the free software community, just
like the USL suit 10 years ago wasn't.  But if the cloud has a silver
lining, we shouldn't neglect it.

> I'd hate to see this work out to Billy Gates advantage.

I'm sure you won't hear a dissenting voice on that one.

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