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The Register: SCO Blinks--Bill Us When You Can

Oct 17, 2003, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"SCO is to suspend 'indefinitely' its demand that SGI pay it UNIX royalties. Perhaps more importantly for Linux users, it's not going to bill end users either. Businesses who run Linux don't have to worry about an invoice from SCO, or at least not yet. The Utah-based company had said it was looking for $699 up to $4,999 for servers and $199 for desktops. Now it's delaying sending out the invoices.

"SCO claims to have found a couple of mugs who wanted pay the license fees without receiving an invoice. But as analyst Gordon Haff of Illuminata told IDG, billing end-users exposes SCO to counter-suits, at least in the litigious USA..."

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