SCO Wants Us to Buy Their Binary-Only License for $699

Tuesday, August 05 2003 @ 01:51 PM EDT

Contributed by: PJ

Um. No. Speaking just for myself, I'd give up computers altogether before I'd hand over one slim dime to SCO. I think I'd prefer to join the DoD and spend $640 dollars for a toilet seat first. Next, I was planning on buying the Brooklyn Bridge. Hey, we all have our priorities.

Here are their thoughts and terms:

"The run-time license permits the use of SCO's intellectual property, in binary form only, as contained in Linux distributions. By purchasing a SCO Intellectual Property License, customers avoid infringement of SCO's intellectual property rights in Linux 2.4 and Linux 2.5 kernels. Because the SCO license authorizes run-time use only, customers also comply with the General Public License, under which Linux is distributed. . . ."

"SCO will be offering an introductory license price of $699 for a single CPU system through October 15th, 2003. Pricing for multiple CPU systems, single CPU add-ons, desktop systems and embedded systems will also be available."

Nope. Guess again. Back to GPL Summer School for you. Take your time. We'll wait.

This is, no doubt, what the teleconference will be about. Until they open up the floor for questions. Then it'll be about Red Hat, I'm thinking.

That $699 is a special introductory offer, by the way, so you probably need to snap them up quick. Unless you think you might do better with their Going Out of Business sale.