<Insert your own laughter track as you read through the "facts"
brought forth by latest clown from the SCO stable>
Less than one week after SCO allegedly stated it had no plans to take
action against commercial Linux users, the company’s Australia and New
Zealand managing director, Kieran "Coco" O’Shaughnessy, has reignited
Speaking as part of a panel session at the Australian Unix Users Group
(AUUG) annual conference in Sydney yesterday, O’Shaughnessy faced a
hostile audience, including FreeBSD developer and AUUG president, Greg
At the event O'Shaughnessy was forced to admit the legal threat
against Linux users remained.
With the audience clearly fuming at what they were hearing,
O’Shaughnessy pointed out that the company’s legal pursuits were not
targeted at end-users, but did make a sinister reference to businesses
that use Linux.
There may be problems with commercial Linux users, he said. The SCO
licence for Linux will be available in Australia and New Zealand
within the next couple of months.
Despite SCO's reticence when asked to offer a single byte of proof for
their claims of IP theft by the OS community, O'Shaughnessy blundered,
"it is our desire to share information among interest groups".
This IP battle is only one part of SCO’s [extortion] business and is
an add-on component," he said. "The core of SCO’s business is
profitable." However, Kieren refused to state exactly what comprises
the core of SCO's business, since they no longer develop any software
products, and customers are reportedly fleeing in droves.
One can only assume the "core" of SCO's business is stock price
inflation, and nice profits for the directors as they continue to sell
shares as fast as possible while remaining just under the SEC radar...