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
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

More on LinuxToday


Datamonitor: SCO: Facing a Challenge

Jul 28, 2003, 16:00 (22 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to chemicalscum for this link. ]

"SCO believes it has proved its allegations that Linux contains code copied from Unix System V, which it owns. However, rather than buying into SCO's new Linux licensing scheme, many Linux users--especially those who are big name vendors--are likely to challenge these copyright infringement claims in court...

"The launch of a Unix licensing scheme gives concerned Linux users a chance to protect themselves from potential litigation. Many, as SCO claims, probably will be prepared to sign up to the licensing scheme to insure themselves against that legal threat.

"There is another group of users, however, that will be more prepared to stand up to SCO and request that it proves its claims before they are prepared to hand over any cash. This group could provide the biggest threat to SCO's plan..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: