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internetnews: Red Hat Revenues Up Despite SCO Claims

Sep 19, 2003, 15:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"Red Hat said Thursday that its second quarter fiscal 2004 results show that its business is continuing to thrive despite attacks by SCO Group on Linux, though it is not unaffected.

"'We're able to continue to grow our business, and our customers are continuing to deploy our products despite the noise that's being generated in the marketplace,' Kevin Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Red Hat, told analysts during the company's quarterly results conference call Thursday.

"However, Thompson conceded that the business has been affected by SCO's claims that Linux is an unauthorized derivation of its Unix intellectual property, upon which it has based further claims that enterprise Linux users must buy a license from SCO or risk copyright infringement liability..."

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