eWeek: SCO Backs Off GPL Claims
Apr 30, 2004, 14:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to sjvn for this
"In The SCO Group Inc.'s latest U.S. District Court filing as it
battles IBM over Linux, the company is no longer using the
affirmative defense that the GNU General Public License (GPL) is
"SCO president and CEO Darl McBride took aim at the GNU General
Public License, under which Linux is distributed, in a December
open letter. He said the GPL violates the U.S. Constitution as well
as U.S. copyright and patent laws.
"Moreover, a subsequent letter sent to U.S. elected officials
expanded on SCO's vision of the GPL. McBride declared that
open-source software is a threat to the country's IT industry, to
national security and to the ability of the country to compete in
the global economic market..."