"Hey SCO, Sue Me": What's Next?

The "Hey SCO, Sue Me" petition made a brief stir last week; what will happen to it? UPDATED: June 6, 2003.
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Anonymous's picture

I'd like to petition, no more essays!!!! where do I sign up, bitches?

Re: Use of the GPL

Anonymous's picture

To use the list, SCO will have to acknowledge the GPL, which may or may not make them a bit leery of using it.

No, no, no. You don't have to agree with the GPL to use a program (even the GPL itself acknowledges that). Only EULA's can (in theory) do that but they haven't even been proven in court. You only have to agree to the GPL when *distributing* programs.

Re: Use of the GPL

Anonymous's picture

Agreeing to the GPL and acknowledging its existence and validity are two different things.

Re: Use of the GPL

Anonymous's picture

I believe that the author has created a content management system, which is technically covered by the DMCA, therefore the GPL is copyright management information, ergo covered under the DMCA. Strange and peverse usage of the GPL 101.

Re: Use of the GPL

TaranRampersad's picture

I don't know about the perverse.

I would say that it would use the DMCA to it's advantage.

I would have to agree with

Cell Phone Reviews's picture

I would have to agree with you.

Re: Use of the GPL

Anonymous's picture

He is making a program that will display a EULA saying "this is the GPL". It will then display the GPL and allow you to read it. If you agree that the GPL is a legal and valid license, in general, and click yes "I agree", then the program will run, otherwise it will terminate.

Re: Use of the GPL

TaranRampersad's picture

This appears to be the idea. John is working with the FSF on some details now.