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Re: Bug#181493: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free

On Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003, at 12:35 US/Eastern, Steve Langasek wrote:

Are you saying that the Sun code should be regarded as infringing solely because SCO is a company controlled by litigious, opportunistic bastards
who have no qualms about filing suits with no legal basis for no other
reason than to jack up their stock price and give themselves an out from
a company with no marketable assets?

No, I'm saying that companies change. SCO didn't use to be like that. SCO used to be Caldera, which had bought the original SCO. The original SCO used, AFAIK, reputable tactics to sell its version of Unix.

Companies will do what best suites their share holders. We shouldn't rely on corporate goodwill to protect us; instead, we should rely on legal documents like licenses.

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