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MozillaQuest: SCO-Caldera & the GNU/Linux Community: The SCOsource IP Matter

Feb 08, 2003, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

"The worst-case scenario for the Linux community could be that everyone running Linux would have to pay licensing fees to Caldera. There also has been some concern that SCO-Caldera is planning to charge license fees for GNU, GPL, open source, free or otherwise public domain software.

"On the surface and at this time it appears that the SCOsource announcement and issues do not affect current Linux distributions in that the current Linux distributions do not seem to include the SCO-Caldera libraries. However, it could affect Linux installations where the SCO-Caldera libs have been added outside of the libraries loaded as part of a Linux distribution installation. Also, the SCO UnixWare/Linux libraries could be just the tip of an iceberg.

"Today, let's look at several issues that are encompassed by the SCOsource announcement..."

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