Computerworld: LinuxWorld: A Defiant IBM says Linux Indemnification is Unnecessary
Jan 22, 2004, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)
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"Although Novell Inc., SUSE Linux AG, Sun Microsystems Inc.,
Hewlett-Packard Co. and Red Hat Inc. are all offering protection or
indemnification programs to protect customers from possible legal
threats stemming from their use of Linux, industry leader IBM has
quietly remained on the sidelines.
"But here at the opening day of the LinuxWorld Conference &
Expo, IBM publicly weighed in on the issue at a product
announcement news conference, arguing that there's really no need
for it to indemnify its growing pool of 6,300 Linux customers.
IBM's rationale: The ongoing $3 billion lawsuit filed against it
last March by The SCO Group Inc. is baseless..."