Posted by Matthew on Friday June 13, 2003 @11:39PM
from the Your-prognostication-station dept.
Matthew writes: The Creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, has lashed out at parody site SlashNOT after SCO CEO Darl McBride admitted that he got the idea for suing IBM over Linux from a SlashNOT satirical short that he read in January. A few days later, SCO halted sales of its Linux distribution and set the wheels in motion for its lawsuit.
“These SlashNOT guys are a bunch of self-aggrandizing buffoons. They don’t take their satirical responsibilities seriously, and this SCO lawsuit is the consequence!”
SlashNOT editor Matthew responded: “I’m sure SCO would have figured out their lawsuit tactics eventually without having read the SlashNOT post in question. We regret this entire incident, but SlashNOT is not responsible for the actions of SCO. We will be more discreet when we transchronize from the future in the future, however.