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ZDNet Australia: SCO Fights Victorian Open Source Claims

Jul 25, 2003, 17:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Colley)

[ Thanks to Arthur Marsh for this link. ]

"SCO has rejected claims from Victorian-based open source advocates that its call for commercial users to purchase Unixware licences could be a breach of Australian trade practices laws.

"Open source lobby group Open Source Victoria (OSV) has asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate its claim that SCO's call breaches parts of the Trade Practices Act concerned with misleading and deceptive conduct.

"SCO public affairs director Blake Stowell has rejected the claims...

"However, Stowell said other portions of the GPL support its right to protect its code. He says that SCO never gave IBM permission to place the code in Linux, rendering the terms of the license void..."

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