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CNET News: Year In Review: Linux on the Hot Seat

Dec 17, 2004, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])

"The SCO Group's high-profile legal actions targeting Linux faded from prominence in 2004, but they left a legacy: scrutiny of the intellectual-property foundations of open-source software.

"SCO surprised the computing industry in 2003 with a lawsuit against IBM that argued Linux wrongly contained Unix technology. In 2004, the company fulfilled a pledge to sue Linux users, targeting AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler. But the legal case has lost urgency: Most of the DaimlerChrysler suit was thrown out, the IBM case has entered a legal maze of testimony and obscure motions, and the AutoZone case awaits rulings from other SCO cases..."

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