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AP/USA Today: Suits Over Linux Tests Muddy Backwater of Copyright Law

May 24, 2004, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Foy)

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"When Utah technology executive Darl McBride sniffs Linux, the free computer operating system, he picks up a scent of Unix, a long-established business system he maintains made Linux sturdy and reliable.

"McBride is chief executive of The SCO Group, which acquired rights to Unix through a series of corporate acquisitions and mergers. SCO sued IBM for dumping allegedly confidential Unix code into Linux and sued DaimlerChrysler and AutoZone for deploying Linux systems without an SCO license..."

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