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From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
Cc: Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: A dubious claim to fame ...
Date: 2004-02-19 16:56:49
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On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 11:35, scott.marlowe wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 
> > --On Wednesday, February 18, 2004 21:14:33 -0500 Bruce Momjian 
> > <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > 
> > > Josh Berkus wrote:
> > >> Folks,
> > >>
> > >> Looks like SCO is now bundling us with OpenWare:
> > >> http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=SVBIZINK5.story&STORY=
> > >> /www/ story/02-18-2004/0002112123&EDATE=WED+Feb+18+2004,+01:46+PM
> > >>
> > >> Guess all that debugging with 7.4 was good for something.
> > >
> > > For SCO, that's spelled OpenWarez.  :-)
> > hehe.
> > 
> > I did tell you that this was coming.  UP4 for UnixWare has PG 7.3.4 (Yeah, 
> > yeah, I know, timing).
> > 
> > They've been asking me pointed questions.
> > 
> > I consider it a good thing.
> > 
> > (Don't start on the Legal crap, ok?  I don't agree with their legal
> > stuff, but that's not the engineers fault, and that's who I've
> > been working with).
> 
> What's sad is that by the time the prospectors (Darl and company) get done 
> with their pump and dump strategy, and IBM launches their counter-suit, 
> the guys who made all the money will be long gone, while the company goes 
> under from debts encurred in court, and the decent, hardworking guys who 
> write code will be out of a job.
> 
> Sad.
> 

I'd like to nip any future discussion of SCO's legal business in the bud
(since I don't see it's relevance to postgresql advocacy), so if you
want to continue on with this please let's do it in private mail. 

That said Scott, SCO could simply gpl/bsd it's source code, folkd the
company, and then let the workers of the company support individual
support companies around the different sco product lines. 

Robert Treat 
-- 
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