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[dvd-discuss] SCO and mail fraud (offtopic maybe)

It has been suggested that SCO may be guilty of mail fraud if it 
invoices companies for a license to use Linux. Is there any substance to 
this theory?

After all, SCO will be asking for money from people from whom it has no 
contract with, and in addition, while there is a legal dispute with IBM, 
SCO has not made any legal moves to dispute who owns Linux, despite what 
they are saying in press releases. Since asking several hundred firms 
for $700 per server is a lot of money, surely the FBI would be interested...
If so, would a charge of mail fraud proceed faster than the current IBM 
case and thus quickly remove any FUD as far as Linux is concerned?

Thankyou for your patience
Mark Roberts