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ZDNet UK: Open-Source Gurus Slam SCO

Aug 01, 2003, 19:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Two prominent figures in the open-source realm have rejected SCO Group's argument that Linux users should pay the company licence fees for using the operating system.

"Objecting to SCO's demands are Linus Torvalds, who began the Linux project 12 years ago and who still leads its development, and Eben Moglen, the attorney for the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which created the legal and technological framework used by Linux.

"Torvalds has been dismissive of SCO's actions in the past. SCO's new move, based on the fact that it now has registered some key Unix copyrights, hasn't done much to improve his view of the Utah-based company..."

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