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Re: [vox] [fwd] UUG SCO Protest
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Re: [vox] [fwd] UUG SCO Protest



On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 03:34:47PM -0700, Michael Wenk wrote:
> On Thursday 19 June 2003 02:15 pm, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 01:49:18PM -0700, Michael Wenk wrote:
> > > Given 90% of the SCO case is about advertising, I don't see why we are
> > > giving them freebies.  If anything we should be demonstrating at IBM and
> > > giving them publicity...
> >
> > Yeah, it's publicity, but only idiots enjoy negative publicity (just
> > ask Gov. Davis). Yeah, it's about advertising, but if you ask me, it's
> > backfiring. I don't expect them to be around much longer...
> >
> > Besides, regardless of whether it's in support or protest,
> > demonstrations can be annoying to those subjected to them; better to
> > annoy SCO than IBM ;)
> >
> > -Micah
> 
> My opinion is that SCO don't care.  They're so far down in terms of being 
> viable, that they're betting the farm on this suit.  They're either hoping to 
> be bought or paid off to get out of IBM's way, and the only weapon they have 
> is the ability to throw mud at em.  Its corporate blackmail, pure and simple.  
> So in this case, I think SCO is looking for as much publicity, whether it be 
> good or bad as possible.  Will it work?  I really doubt it, but they think 
> they can hurt IBM, at least a bit.  Guess we'll see.

Yeah, that's pretty much how I see things, too. You'd think they'd've
studied their IBM history books, though :)

-Micah
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