Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Linus speaks out - calls SCO a "cornered rat"
"They're a cornered rat, and quite frankly, I think they have rabies to boot. I'd rather not get too close to them. There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong. And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.'"

In the same issue of BusinessWeek , Darl McBride of SCO is interviewed.
"Q: You've received bomb threats, death threats and plenty of hate mail because of what you're doing. Have you ever wanted to say to your detractors, "Hey folks, this is just software here?"
A: They say if you want to get into an argument at the dinner table, start a conversation about religion or politics. I would argue that Linux is a cross between religion and politics. "

And Darl hasn't even confronted Richard Stallman yet. Sounds like someone who's definitely out of their depth and really does not understand the market that they are in.

New virus to target SCO on Feb 1st
The MyDoom virus is timed to DOS the SCO website from Feb 1st to Feb 12th. Opinions Slashdot are sharply divided on this one - from "I want to join - is there a Linux version of it" to "This is a SCO conspiracy out to discredit those nasty Linux hackers" and everything inbetween.