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ZDNet Australia: SCO Fees May Hit Some Linux Users

Jan 15, 2003, 19:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"SCO Group, the struggling company that holds the copyright to the Unix operating system, plans to boost its revenue by charging fees to some customers who have moved from its products to Linux.

"The company, which is seeking untapped revenue from customers who migrated from SCO Unix to Linux but are still using SCO Unix software components, plans to detail its efforts in the coming weeks or months. SCO Chief Executive Darl McBride created an organisation last northern fall 'to formalise the licensing of our intellectual property,' according to a company presentation and according to sources close to SCO.

"'SCO is concerned about violations of our software license copyrights. SCO pays royalties on software, and we're asking companies/customers to do the same,' according to the October presentation..."

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