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Re: [seul-edu] Some ideas to consider
On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:29:32PM -0500, Darryl Palmer wrote:
> SCO threat itself is not that important. They are stating that Linux was
> contaminated after version 2.4, if you only use Debian Woody stable with the
> default kernel or RedHat 7 then you are using kernel version 2.2. The major
> differences are with USB support and some multiprocessor functionality.
Point of the SCO thing, is that this case may taint the very name of
linux into being 'expensive' cause schools won't consider that kernel
2.4 is the only one that is tainted, even tho, i don't think that is
what SCO is claiming now. SO no matter what linux you are running,
according to SCO you have to pay them some huge licensing fee to use it.
Whether you bought it right from Redhat or SuSu or Mandrake even
Debian... there will be that taint. So, that would make linux no better
than windows in that whole reguard. I am not trying to get down on our
cause, but this SCO case is really bothering me, and i'm sure it is
bothering many other linux people, and many more devleopers. I was
seriously bothered by a lot of the politican and School board people's
attitude around here. They dont' care as long as it costs money. More
taxes are being implemented... on other things now... I feel very sorry
that i moved to this state. And i am not sure how much of an effort, at
least in this county, Open source would be for the schools here. I
could see more benefit to the smaller, rural districts.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jennifer Dozar" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 12:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [seul-edu] Some ideas to consider
> > I'm sure the SCO business isn't going to help this cause much. I hope
> > that will be over soon, but i have a bad feeling it will be drawn out a
> > couple more years.