[SATLUG] Linux/Open Source Disinformation & Lies

uniplex uniplex at maximum-linux.net
Tue May 20 20:15:28 CDT 2003


That's nice of you to send them a letter chuck. I was thinking more 
along the lines of a tcp bunker buster. All this crap has me pretty heated.

Florian Hines wrote:
> Can you circulate a electronic version of that letter so we can sign it too,
> or we could all send it..ala action.eff.org style.
> 
> Florian
> 
> #-----Original Message-----
> #From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org] 
> #On Behalf Of Chuck
> #Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:02 PM
> #To: SATLUG
> #Subject: [SATLUG] Linux/Open Source Disinformation & Lies
> #
> #
> #Hey everyone,
> #
> #I agree with all the replies to the sentiment in the 
> #"Linux/Unix related news" posts.  I personally believe this is 
> #nothing more than the SCO Group seeing a possible way to bring 
> #in some bucks.  And it really ticks me off as I still own 
> #stock in that company.  It wasn't bad enough changing their 
> #name a while back from Caldera to SCO Group -- now they will 
> #totally alienate the very people that got them to the point 
> #they WERE at.
> #
> #And I think that MS is backing the effort fully for only one 
> #reason -- anything that sounds bad about the future of Linux 
> #will cause IT mangers who are on the fence to fall into the MS 
> #camp.  Its a cheap way for them to help sling mud on Linux and 
> #bring some more business to their crappy software.
> #
> #NOW, with all that said and out of my system.   I though I'd let
> #everyone know about an equally scary bit of news.  I was doing 
> #a little research earlier about personal property and our 
> #rights when I can across a site called "Defenders of Property 
> #Rights".  It has a lot of good information on land and 
> #personal property rights.  BUT, it also has a whole page full 
> #of FUD/misinterpretations/mis-quotes and downright LIES about 
> #Open Source software.  Some of it sounds just like the crap 
> #that MS puts out!!!
> #
> #Check it out at: http://63.220.14.48/ipforum/opensource.pdf.  
> #Or you can hit their home page at 
> #http://yourpropertyrights.org, click #Intellectual Property on 
> #the left/top menu and then select the story at bottom right.
> #
> #I don't know about what anyone else will do -- but I'm putting 
> #together a big letter to them pointing out the 
> #FUD/mis-statements and lies.  I intend to at least give them 
> #the correct information.  Then we'll see if they update this 
> #or go on spreading the lies...
> #
> #Chuck
> #
> #
> #
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