[Talk] Re: [Linux-aus] SCO Licencing...
conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Jul 28 09:55:49 EST 2003
On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 09:43:27AM +1000, Jason Ball wrote:
> I'm curious,
> We have commercially and in good faith paid Redhat for their advanced server
> product (25 of then to be precise). How would people interpret the
> liability on that basis if SCO were to win their case (a big IF). My
> thought is that as we have bought the product in good faith, Redhat are
> liable for the implications of this action.
> Our position - if it looks like Sco will win I will move the business to a
> new platform rather than reward SCO for this behaviour. This leaves us open
> to prior use issues but avoids the need to licence a product we neither
> want, need, or will use.
Ask yourself this. If you buy a car from Holden, and it contains, for want
of a better example, source code in the cruise control computer which was
stolen from Ford. Do you think that Ford will be able to take action
against you, the user? I just can't see how this would be possible.
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