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More on LinuxToday CEO's Reasons for SCO License Purchase

Mar 02, 2004, 15:00 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Robert Marsh)

ZDNet: Seeking 'Certainty,' CEO Signs SCO Linux License

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

A pragmatic analysis led the chief executive of to buy a license that protects the Web site hosting company against Linux-related legal action from the SCO Group.

"'Over the next 12 to 24 months, as this case makes its way through the court systems, we felt it was important to remove that uncertainty and deliver that stability and reliability to our customers,' said Robert Marsh, CEO and 'head surfer' for"

Complete Story Additional Headsurfer Comments Regarding SCO Contract

"We did not license a linux distribution or any software covered by a referenced EULA from SCO. We did, however, license certain IP from SCO.

"We fullly [sic] support the GPL and the open source movement.

"It has been argued by a Linux Journal reporter that I have essentially called the various GPL Linux developers plaugerists [sic]. This is false as I would never make such a claim against them. They are some of the brightest minds for whom I hold a great deal of respect..."

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