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ARNnet: Licence Woes Hound SCO Library Users

Oct 30, 2003, 20:30 (11 Talkback[s])
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"As the world awaits the ramifications of The SCO Group's Linux intellectual property licence, Linux users with SCO shared libraries installed for running Unix applications may have an additional licence to deal with regardless of the outcome, according to FreeBSD lead developer and Australian Unix User Group president Greg Lehey.

"Lehey said many third-party applications developed for SCO systems rely on the proprietary libraries supplied with the operating system. People have found it cheaper to run SCO-based application software under Linux, but they use the SCO libraries..."

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