MozillaQuest: SCO-Caldera & the GNU/Linux Community: The SCOsource IP Matter
Feb 08, 2003, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)
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"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