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SCO Takes Linux Fight to Congress

Jan 22, 2004, 14:00 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hicks)

eWeek: SCO Goes to Washington in Linux Battle

" The SCO Group Inc. has found a new venue for its attacks on Linux and open-source software: Capitol Hill.

"SCO earlier this month sent a letter to the 535 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate from company President and CEO Darl McBride, raising concerns about open-source software and its General Public License (GPL), the company confirmed on Wednesday..."

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OSAIA.org: OSAIA Blasts SCO's Letter to Congress

"SCO is expanding its campaign to spread Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt about open source software to Congress. The excessive hyperbole and 'the sky is falling rhetoric' underlines the failure SCO has had in advancing its apparently frivolous claims against other companies which still create technology products and innovate.

"The company has been spreading FUD through past letters and lawsuits, and now SCO executives are telling Congress that Linux, open source software in general, and specifically, the General Public License (GPL), which protects most open source software is:

  • "a threat to the U.S. information technology industry;
  • "a threat to U.S.' competitive position; and
  • "a threat to national security.

"All of these assertions are outrageous and false..."

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