[Talk] The word's getting out there...

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Mon Jun 2 11:36:59 EST 2003

On Friday, 30 May 2003 at 12:18:16 +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 05:29:41AM +1000, David J N Begley wrote:
>> Hopefully we won't have too much to fear in terms of businesses dumping Linux
>> (or open source) due to fear caused by SCO's current antics;  for example, in
>> this morning's "Straight Talk" newsletter sent to Ovum clients, the analysts
>> write in short:
>>   "There is no need to call your lawyers, and no need to change your
>>   Linux plans.
>> [...]
>>   "On this basis it is fair to assume that the case is a last ditch attempt
>>   to create a future for the company.  SCO will live or die by the outcome
>>   of this saga, and it looks very much as if IBM and the Linux community are
>>   rightto call the company's bluff."
>> A short version of what Ovum has sent to its clients can be seen here:
> good points. Some more news:
> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/05/30/1054177707893.html

This was the NSW chapter meeting, of course.

>  O'Shaughnessy, who was invited to address the meeting, had expressly
>  asked that the media be excluded. Asked about it this morning
>  O'Shaughnessy said he was not really that bothered about it. "I wanted it
>  to be an exchange of views between us (SCO) and Unix users. The media
>  always has access to me to ask questions so I felt this meeting did not
>  need to be turned into a press conference," he said.

This gives the wrong impression.  Two days before the meeting, I spoke
with Peter Sandilands about whether the meeting should be restricted
to members or not.  We agreed not, but that press should probably be
excluded.  Since I intended to speak to Kieran, we agreed that we
would leave the choice up to him (with the background that he might
conceivably want them there).  He didn't.  Thus it's not really fair
to make it look like Kieran talked us into excluding the press.  His
response is pretty much in line with what we discussed.

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