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CommentWire: SCO: To Pay or Not to Pay

Aug 26, 2003, 16:00 (44 Talkback[s])

"SCO is beginning to invoice Linux users for their use of Unix code that it says has been illegally copied into the open source operating system. This leaves IT shops around the world with a deceptively simple decision: pay the fine, or take a chance.

"There are many who would consider that it is worth paying SCO's license fee to ensure that they are protected from copyright infringement litigation. However, at $700 per CPU, and with IT budgets severely restricted, SCO's 'Intellectual Property License For Linux' is not cheap, and many companies will want to know exactly what they are getting for their money. The answer is not a lot, apart from protection against being sued by SCO..."

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