SCO and EFF -- do something

Tom Achtenberg TomA at
Wed Sep 3 09:20:23 CDT 2003

OK, I'll come right out and say it.  I do not want to see political discussions on this list.  Since Perl is cross platform anti Microsoft rants don't belong here either.  There are plenty of other lists out there if you need to forward petitions and whine about Microsoft.  Lets keep this one to the topic at hand, Perl.

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Walters [mailto:scott at]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 10:48 PM
To: Tom Achtenberg
Cc: phoenix-pm-list at
Subject: Re: SCO and EFF -- do something

Perl. That makes this discussion off-topic.

Atleast mostly off-topic. The state of Free Software legally and politically
is interesting to people involved in the gospel and development of Perl.

Like any good off-topic discussion, it is being kept short. We've had some
bad off-topic dicussions on here (programming licensing went on and on).

Now, there is a chance you meant to imply you wanted to see less off-topic
discussion and you weren't merely asking if this was considered on-topic.
If that is the case, I don't think anyone will be offended if you come
right out and say that.

Best wishes,

On  0, Tom Achtenberg <TomA at> wrote:
> Is this a Perl discussion list or a political discussion list?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elston, Jeremy [mailto:Jeremy.Elston at]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 8:53 AM
> To: 'phoenix-pm-list at'
> Subject: RE: SCO and EFF -- do something
> Gotta love those Germans.  They sure know how to take care of things
> quickly!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: johnb [mailto:johngnub at] 
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 5:14 PM
> To: phoenix-pm-list at
> Subject: Re: SCO and EFF -- do something
> DONE, and passed it as as well;
> JB
> On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 12:07 PM, Scott Walters wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> >
> > EFF is doing a letter writing, fax, emai, campaign to congress to make
> > them
> > aware of SCO's extortion. A little pressure can sick an attorney 
> > general
> > on SCO, and as you know, the attorney general is something of a 
> > dedicated
> > public prosectuor with an an office full of lawyers making sure 
> > companies
> > follow the law too and they act primarily in response to consumer 
> > complaints.
> > Fraud, false advertising, and extortion are all on their list. But I 
> > rant.
> >
> > So, anyway, if you happen to think that sueing people for money to 
> > bolster their case against IBM while refusing to provide any evidence 
> > at all for people to make up their own mind with even if you did want
> > to settle your debts is fraud, send a fax.
> >
> > -scott
> >

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