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I just looked at the SCO Source web site and I am scared!

See, I am scared:
I am scared!

I have an idea!

An Idea!

I'll get a SCO license!...  Only $199, what a bargain!  Watch out Microsoft!!!

License Fee

Hmm, these tactics seem familiar, let me look something up...

Extortion

Yeah, that's it, extortion

But what if I wait, what if they are right?

I'll get a license to be safe - I'll write them a letter too!

Letter to SCO

I hope they accept my offer!

Let see, I'll need an envelope too...

Envelope


Now I'll be in full compliance!  I feel so happy!

Happy

Thank you SCO executives!  I hope you are able to sell MANY shares of stock today!!!

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The End.

Note: This idea was not originally mine, a friend on IRC suggested it, and I couldn't resist...


---------------------------  My letter to SCO, accompanied by $199 in Monopoly money.

Dear SCO,

I looked up a term this evening and felt that it applied perfectly to your company!  Here is the term:

extortion

\Ex*tor"tion\, n. [F. extorsion.] 1. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.

Your company is threatening an entire community of users – millions of them, while your executives are dumping stock and making millions. 

You have shown  NO proof to anyone other than the poor souls who sign away their life (your NDA).  I feel sorry for the actual workers in your company who will soon be out of jobs when your company folds, while your executives laugh their way to the bank.

I am hereby sending $199 in worthless money in request for one of your  worthless licenses.

Please send my license to:

Brent Michalski
Address provided


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