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ZDNet Australia: US Linux Litigation Could Stop AU Court Moves: SCO

Nov 21, 2003, 04:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Ferguson)

"A favourable outcome from planned litigation in the US by the SCO Group against large corporate users of Linux who decline to pay the vendor for allegedly exploiting its intellectual property could reduce the likelihood of similar litigation here, SCO's Australian boss has hinted.

"Kieran O'Shaughnessy told ZDNet Australia a US court decision in SCO's favour could prompt commercial users of Linux in Australia to kick off negotiations to secure licences covering their use of the open source software rather than deal with the issue via the courts..."

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