[kwlug-disc] Fwd: Judge Stewart Rules: Novell Wins! CASE CLOSED!

Shane shane.msg at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 20:05:24 EDT 2010


Don't forget the <many expletives deleted> legal, not justice, system that lets anyone with a sleazy, creative shyster to make money.  Don't forget MSs rise to prominence.  More lawyers than programmers. 
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

-----Original Message-----
From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 19:34:59 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Fwd: Judge Stewart Rules: Novell Wins! CASE CLOSED!

Raul Suarez wrote, On 06/12/2010 10:20 AM:
> --- On Sat, 6/12/10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> aren't going to emerge from the woodwork any time soon?
>> 
>> Is it felt that we can actually go back to our prior blind 
>> assumption that all is well, and will forever be?
> 
> I don't think that any group or company can ever assume that things
> will be OK for ever.
> 
> If anything this should be taken as experience of the due diligence
> that FLOSS projects and companies should do.

I don't think any amount of due diligence will catch many of these 
things that emerge out of the wood work.

Be it SCO out of the blue starting their nonsense, the patent 
stupidities RIM keeps going through (, mostly through someone else's 
greed, or RIM being a target for trolls), and, apparently, will 
forever have to be waiting for yet another frivolous claim to crop up 
and bite them. Again.

There is an air of fear out there - despite reasonable due diligence, 
people are still getting unexpectedly bitten in the heinie. And it's 
stifling progress, if I understand correctly. FUD.

I'm guessing, then, that nothing's changed - SCO settled, or not.

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