|FROM ||Mike Richardson - NYLXS PRESIDENT
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] SCO Pleads ...
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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 06:24:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mike Richardson - NYLXS PRESIDENT
To: Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS
Subject: Re: [hangout] SCO Pleads ...
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Reply-To: Mike Richardson - NYLXS PRESIDENT
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Ruben can you post this question to Larry Greenemeier? Is this DOS the
product of the Community or of a few persons who happen to
be affilated with the Community?
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS wrote:
> SCO Group CEO complains that open-source community is behind
> denial-of-service attacks on the company's Web site. By Larry Greenemeier
> After a brief lull, the battle between SCO Group and the Linux community
> over software copyrights and intellectual property resumed Tuesday
> when SCO Group CEO Darl McBride wrote an open letter to open-source
> software users.
> In the letter, McBride says the SCO Group's Web site has been hit with
> three denial-of-service attacks within the past four months. The attacks
> prevented Web users from accessing the company's Web site and doing
> business with SCO Group. McBride's letter says, "There is no question
> about the affiliation of the attacker--Open Source leader Eric Raymond
> was quoted as saying that he was contacted by the perpetrator and that
> 'he's one of us.' To Mr. Raymond's partial credit, he asked the attacker
> to stop. However, he has yet to disclose the identity of the perpetrator
> so that justice can be done."
> While some accuse McBride of using the Web and the media to perpetuate
> his company's claim that its Unix System V source was illegally used to
> enhance the Linux kernel in the absence of any court ruling, others say
> McBride's letter made several good points.
> One point not to be overlooked, analysts say, is that the Linux community
> may be pushing its luck by attacking SCO Group's Web site and resorting
> to other forms of cyberterrorism. "This is an issue that's not going
> away for the open-source community," says Bill Claybrook, the Aberdeen
> Group's open-source research director. "I'm not a big fan of the way SCO
> Group is doing what they're doing, but I thought Darl did a good job of
> outlining things in the GPL model that people have been concerned about."
> This includes a lack of protection that Linux providers such as Red Hat
> and IBM offer their customers against intellectual-property infringement
> claims and lawsuits. If a company is selling someone else's intellectual
> property, the customer should know that, Claybrook says. "This is
> something that should be considered by the open-source community as
> Linux moves into enterprises."
> SCO Group's lawsuits against IBM and Red Hat have helped the company
> incur the wrath of an entire IT movement, and no letter or justification
> will change everyone's mind at this point, says Laura DiDio, a Yankee
> Group senior analyst. "I think all of the different participants have
> made up their minds and gone to their respective corners."
> Some wonder if the Linux community is damaging its cause through such
> aggressive behavior. "This is going to hurt the open-source community's
> credibility as a whole," DiDio says. "I can't attest to SCO's claims, but
> they have the right to file a lawsuit." -- __________________________
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