Yahoo/Wall Street Journal: SCO Taps Boies To See If Linux Users
"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..."
"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
"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..."