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Computerworld.NZ: Weta, Massey Say No to SCO

Aug 12, 2003, 04:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Cooney)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Weta Digital and Massey University face massive bills from SCO's attempted imposition of a Linux licensing charge, but neither intends paying--at this stage.

"The SCO Group last week announced how much it wants Linux users to pay for the privilege of using the open source OS. A licence for the 'right to use SCO IP' in a Linux server starts at $US699 for a single-CPU system. That's an 'introductory' price; SCO says the price will double to $US1399 after October 15...

"Even at the introductory price Massey University's Helix supercomputer would incur a licensing charge of $US97,875. Chris Messom, the university's parallel computing director, says it's 'unlikely' the university will buy an introductory licence for the 132-CPU Beowulf cluster..."

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