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CNET News: Web Sites Unfazed by SCO Threats

Jul 25, 2003, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"One important section of the Linux market, large companies, so far don't seem fazed by SCO Group's warnings that Linux violates its Unix intellectual property, according to a study released Thursday.

"In May, SCO Group sent about 1,500 large companies letters alleging that Linux illegally includes Unix intellectual property SCO owns. SCO went a step further Monday, saying companies could avoid potential legal action by paying a licensing fee.

"But a survey shows that large companies are increasingly using Linux for their Web sites. Web servers, typically lower-end machines that are used to dish up large numbers of Web pages, are a well-established market for Linux. The survey was conducted by research firm Netcraft..."

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