Re: SCO vs. IBM: The Other Reality
Posted by exposeu on 2003-09-03 17:59:39
In reply to Rob Enderle
A few flaws:
"SCO and its legal team continue to bet the farm that they will win,"
Malarky. They continue the pump-n-dump stock scheme so the big wigs can get out of a dying company with a golden parachute.
"Were you to read the original AT&T license, which I did, you would find that it anticipated things like this and, if it is enforceable, protects against it."
Ignorance. Not even a patent can protect an idea, only a specific implementation of it. You are just plain wrong.
Here is what you present as "evidence:"
"One of the strongest indications I have that SCO might win is that several of the financial analyst groups who work with me, after reviewing the SCO submissions, have concluded that SCO might actually have the advantage."
So your buddies agree with you? Who gives a crap? Cite your sources and the reasons for *their* opinions, or this is just a handwaving appeal to authority. Or do I have to sign and NDA to find out?
"I clearly have become fascinated with the rhetoric coming out of the open-source community"
Clearly to whom? Why should it be clear to anyone?
"However, a few months ago, this changed because I started to get disturbing e-mail from people I had previously respected. When I tried to point out that SCO might actually be in the right, suddenly the attacks shifted to me in a very personal way in an apparent attempt to shut me up. At the time, I wasn't siding with SCO, I was just pointing out that the company's position might have merit"
So you formed your opinion because your feelings were hurt?
"SCO was simply saying that IBM had taken SCO's intellectual property and was giving it away to the open-source community. Given my experience with cases like this, it wasn't unusual that a big company was doing something like this. I'd seen it before."
Examples of your hand-waving red herring please.
"What seemed to be different was that the open-source community seemed collectively to say, "Theft is okay as long as we benefit.""
Cite examples please, so the morons who hold this ideology can be ostracized from the open source community. Such a parasite would be a pariah.
"The company's Web site was attacked and its executives threatened"
How does this affect the facts of the case? It doesn't. Its an attempt to hide the fact you have no facts.
"And a lot of people who should have known better seemed to think this was okay and that SCO was getting what it deserved for being on the wrong side."
Again, examples please? And who are you accusing of personal attacks, Mr. High Ground? There is simply too much malarky to refute it all. Good day sir.