I have been thinking about the SCO claims. Although I find their
behavious unacceptable and proposterous, Id like to play devil’s
advocate and see what happens?
Lets for a moment assume that their claims are true. What happens then? This is what ESR says in his latest letter to SCO.
We will swiftly meet our
responsibilities under law, either removing the allegedly infringing
code or establishing that it entered Linux by routes which foreclose
Even if the code is removed from the operating system, how does one
make sure that the changes are propagated to all machines that run the
OS? How does SCO get compensated? Will it be traced backed to the
perputatror and the company he was involved with be sued? May be I just
do get it! But I dont think the the community has answered the what if
question. Although the burden of proof lies with SCO, would’nt it make
sense to address the “What if”: question? Im hoping the pundits who
have been following/have a understanding of the history would be able
to enlighten me on this.
What bothers me even more is why cant SCO openly address this issue with ESR & co instead of playing cheap and dirty games?