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CNET News: Intel and SCO--Do Critical Lips Sink Sponsorships?

Aug 15, 2003, 19:00 (11 Talkback[s])

"Open-source advocates angry with SCO Group's Linux licensing campaign cheered when the name of Intel vanished from the list of sponsors for SCOForum 2003, scheduled for Aug. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas...

"'For the past several months, Intel had been listed as 'Gold Sponsor'' of the trade show, wrote open-source advocate Bruce Perens in an e-mail alert to the press. 'SCO's Web site has replaced Intel with (CMP Media's) CRN as 'Gold Sponsor'...HP is still listed as 'Premier Sponsor' of the SCO event, despite criticism from just about everyone associated with Linux and Open Source.'

"Imagine Perens' surprise when SCO claimed that Intel had never been a sponsor of SCOForum 2003 in the first place, and that its listing on the sponsorship page had been 'inadvertent...'"

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