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Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 20:41:32 -0400
From: Ruben I Safir
To: Bruce Ingalls , rms-at-gnu.org, hangout-at-nylxs.com
Cc: Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS
Subject: Re: [hangout] [lordvolton-at-yahoo.com: Re: Your legal rights against SCO.]
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My understanding is that they are violating the GPL by offering
binaries without source code. Now THIS is nothing more than provocation
and it would seem that they are indeed challenging every developer
who has worked with the GPL.
On 2003.08.07 10:49 Bruce Ingalls wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 10:34:00AM -0700, Bob Smith wrote:
> >>>for Linux" will cost $1,399 for single-CPU
> >> ...
> >>>SCO is free riding. Anyone who helped create Linux
> >>>a legal claim against SCO for free riding on their
> >>>hard work. SCO is getting an economic advantage from
> >>>someone elses work. Quite possibly yours.
> First of all, I'd like to see confirmation of "Bob Smith" 's report.
> Frankly, SCO has the right to (try to) charge for this proposed OS.
> If they call it "Linux", there may be question of trademark violation.
> As well, if it can be proved that (most) any actual Linux code is linked
> in, then they are
> subject to a GNU compatible license.
> In my understanding, this precludes any restrictions on copying, reverse
> engineering, or
> confidentiality agreements.
> I believe that it is my right to study the rc.init scripts of Solaris,
> or the source code for MFC,
> or code from a magazine, which are copyrighted, and rewrite these into
> my own "unique
> expression", which nonetheless functions in much the same way, i.e.
> provides the *exact*
> same interface. This same principle can be applied to SCO.
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