Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Link to Us
Linux Jobs

Top White Papers

  • Corporate e-Learning technology has a long and diverse pedigree. As far back as the 1980s, companies were adopting computer-based training to supplement...

  • On-demand Event Event Date: June 12, 2014 In the past, IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) basics might have been more...

More on LinuxToday SCO Escalates Linux Battle

Jul 21, 2003, 15:36 (96 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"Laying the ground work to take its battle with Linux directly to Linux customers, SCO Group said it has received U.S. copyright registrations for its Unix System V source code; just the firepower it needs to pursue copyright violation suits.

"Until now, SCO's conflict with Linux, which it claims is an unauthorized derivation of its Unix code, has centered on a breach of contract suit aimed at IBM. But with the copyrights in hand, SCO said using Linux is essentially software piracy, and it is ready to open a new revenue stream by giving Linux users immunity to copyright violations through licensing.

"The company said it plans to offer UnixWare licenses tailored to support run-time, binary use of Linux for all commercial users of Linux based on the 2.4.x and later versions of the Linux kernel. SCO said any commercial Linux customers that purchase the license will be held harmless against past copyright violations and for any future use of Linux in a run-only, binary format..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: