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Sydney Morning Herald: Open Source Group Files Complaint Against SCO

Jul 23, 2003, 15:00 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Terry Nelson for this link. ]

"An open source grouping has gone on the offensive against the SCO Group after the latter told companies using Linux to pay up or else face liability for running the open source operating system.

"Open Source Victoria today filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, asking it to investigate SCO's activities in light of 'unsubstantiated claims and extortive legal threats for money' against possibly hundreds of thousands of Australians.

"OSV member Con Zymaris said 'We take serious issue with The SCO Group's latest ploy, namely that of seeking licence fees from Linux users. As such, we have filed a complaint with the ACCC. We call on any Australian Linux users who feel pressured by SCO's actions to immediately contact the ACCC and file a complaint. You can do this online...'"

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