BBC: Linux Community Told to 'Get Real'
Aug 29, 2003, 20:30 (75 Talkback[s])
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"For the last six months computer company SCO, formerly known as
Caldera International and one of the early distributors of the
Linux operating system, has been causing serious concern within the
world of free and open source software.
"It has sued IBM and threatened to sue Linux users and
distributors over claims that large chunks of the Unix program code
which it owns have been illegally copied into the current release
"If true, the copying could mean that Linux users have to pay
SCO a license fee. It could also mean that the companies involved
have to pay damages, even if all the offending programs are
"Of course, there may be nothing to the claims..."