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Computerworld: LinuxWorld: A Defiant IBM says Linux Indemnification is Unnecessary

Jan 22, 2004, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"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..."

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