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USA Today: Suit Threat Slows Linux Sales

Oct 06, 2003, 13:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Kessler)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Only 16% of 50 large-company tech managers recently surveyed by Forrester Research said that the legal challenges from tech firm SCO will deter them from buying Linux. SCO says it owns part of the computer code used to create the operating system, and wants all users to pay royalties or possibly face legal action.

"Companies are taking a few extra weeks or months to evaluate the legal impact before buying. 'There's a stretching of the sales cycle,' says Joe Eckert of Linux software maker Suse Linux. 'But it's not a panic...'"

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