Groklaw: SCO Linux Downloads for Customers Only 11/01/03
Oct 31, 2003, 14:30 (23 Talkback[s])
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"SCO has a new policy on its Linux downloads:
"'NOTICE: SCO has suspended new sales and distribution of SCO
Linux until the intellectual property issues surrounding Linux are
resolved. SCO will, however, continue to support existing SCO Linux
and Caldera OpenLinux customers consistent with existing
contractual obligations. SCO offers at no extra charge to its
existing Linux customers a SCO UNIX IP license for their use of
prior SCO or Caldera distributions of Linux in binary format. The
license also covers binary use of support updates distributed to
them by SCO. This SCO license balances SCO's need to enforce its
intellectual property rights against the practical needs of
existing customers in the marketplace.
"'Dear SCO customer,
"'Starting on November 1, 2003, SCO will institute new
procedures for you to access binary updates and source rpms. If you
own an SCO licensed copy of Linux (such as such as OpenLinux,
eDesktop, etc.), it will be necessary for you to register (or
re-register) in order to continue to receive support files...'"