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Despite supplying absolutely no proof for its claims of IP theft, SCO attempt to defraud companies across the US by demanding money with menaces. Are there no depths to which this bunch will not sink? http://www.vnunet.com/News/1143376 SCO bills first 1,000 Linux users By Peter Williams [03-09-2003] Failure to pay will lead to court battle SCO will start invoicing Linux users in the next two months, with the first batch of bills being sent to around 1,000 US users. Failure to pay under the highly controversial UnixWare licensing scheme, which was introduced for Linux users in July, is likely to result ...

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    Default SCO's criminal activities continue...

    Despite supplying absolutely no proof for its claims of IP theft, SCO
    attempt to defraud companies across the US by demanding money with
    menaces. Are there no depths to which this bunch will not sink?

    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1143376

    SCO bills first 1,000 Linux users
    By Peter Williams [03-09-2003]
    Failure to pay will lead to court battle




    SCO will start invoicing Linux users in the next two months, with the
    first batch of bills being sent to around 1,000 US users.
    Failure to pay under the highly controversial UnixWare licensing
    scheme, which was introduced for Linux users in July, is likely to
    result in legal action, the company warned.

    Blake Stowell, director of public relations at SCO, told vnunet.com:
    "A large number of commercial Linux users could begin receiving
    [invoices] in the next month or two.

    "I would say that a batch in the neighbourhood of 1,000 or so would go
    out."

    Companies based in the UK and Europe will not be in the first wave,
    with SCO concentrating on US corporates.

    But Stowell added: "Sooner or later the invoicing will reach European
    companies I'm sure. We will not be limiting this to a US only market."

    Stowell estimated that there are some 2.5 million servers running a
    version of Linux based on the 2.4 kernel, the owners of which could
    receive an invoice.

    SCO claims these users require a licence because there is SCO-owned
    Unix code in the Linux kernel.

    "Companies that refuse to pay the invoice may need to have this
    resolved through the courts, which we're very willing to do. But our
    hope is that we never have to take that step," said Stowell.

    "SCO has to protect its copyrights and, if we have to use the courts
    to enforce those, we certainly will."

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    Scott Guest

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    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 20:35:50 +0100, Scott
    <demon.c.u.o.t.s.a> wrote:
     
    One would begin to ask the same question of you after a while.
    Criminal? Who says? You? Feh.
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    Default Re: SCO's criminal activities continue...

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 18:41:29 -0400, Gary L. Burnore
    <com> wrote:
     
    >One would begin to ask the same question of you after a while.
    >Criminal? Who says? You? Feh.[/ref]

    Hi Gary,

    Still in the news yourself I see:
    http://home.nyc.rr.com/cypherpunk/childmolester.html

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    Scott Guest

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    Default Convicted child molester Gary Burnore latest SCO defender.

    On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 18:41:29 -0400, Gary L. Burnore
    <com> wrote:
     
    >One would begin to ask the same question of you after a while.
    >Criminal? Who says? You? Feh.[/ref]

    So, would you consider yourself a typical SCO customer, Gary?

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    Scott Guest

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