EE Times: SCO Wants $32 for Each Embedded Linux Device
Aug 08, 2003, 22:00 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Merritt)
[ Thanks to David for this link.
"The SCO Group said Tuesday (August 5) it wants $32 for each
embedded system using Linux. That request stems from the Lindon,
Utah company's claim that Linux versions 2.4 and above contains
code that infringes on its Unix software...
"After IBM, large businesses using Linux servers are SCO's first
target. The company sent letters to about 1,500 large companies it
believes could be running such servers. Through October, it will
charge them $699 for rights to its Unix code for each single-CPU
Linux server they operate, after that charge double.
"In a less well-publicized part of the company's licensing
terms, announced Tuesday (August 5), SCO said it will charge OEMs
$32 per unit for each embedded Linux device they own..."