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SCO Explores IP and Preps SCOoffice Server

Jan 22, 2003, 16:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

Yahoo/Wall Street Journal: SCO Taps Boies To See If Linux Users Violate Rights

"Software maker SCO Group said it has hired attorney David Boies to investigate whether users of the Linux operating system are violating its intellectual property, raising the specter of lawsuits against the growing number of companies and individuals relying on Linux.

"SCO, formerly known as Caldera International Inc., provides a free version of Linux itself and also sells a proprietary version of the Unix operating system on which Linux is based.

"Through a complicated series of corporate buyouts over the past decade, SCO also owns the legal rights to the original development work done on Unix during the 1970s and 1980s by Bell Labs, the research group that first developed the software..."

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iTnews: SCO Group Preps Linux Servers for SMBs

"The SCO Group announced at LinuxWorld the development of a Linux-based backoffice server for the SMB audience.

"SCOoffice Server, which is expected to ship during the second quarter, will integrate the recently-released SCO Linux 4.0 server, SCOoffice Mail Server 2.0 and SCOoffice Base Server with file and print services.

"Officials of the Sco Group, formerly Caldera, said the integrated offering will allow SMB customers to easily set up, maange and administer their networks with little knowledge of Linux. Pricing has not yet been announced..."

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