SuSE Is "Reevaulating Our Relationship" with SCO Group
Mar 07, 2003, 21:16 (15 Talkback[s])
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In a strongly worded statement to Linux Today, SuSE Linux CEO
Richard Seibt revealed that he was "disappointed" with the SCO
Group's decision to file a $1 billion IP complaint against IBM.
The brief statement was given to Linux Today after SuSE was
asked for their reaction early this morning.
"We at SuSE were greatly disappointed to learn of the SCO
Group's recent actions," Seibt wrote. "While we agree that SCO has
every right to enforce their intellectual property rights, and
while we strongly believe that this does not impact Linux (as even
SCO has made clear), we are concerned that these actions are not in
the best interest of customers, partners and the Linux
"Accordingly, we are currently reevaluating our relationship
with the SCO Group," Seibt continued. "That said, we want to very
clearly and unequivocally voice our support of the ideals and goals
of UnitedLinux and the Linux community."
The statement was forwarded by Joe Eckert, SuSE's VP of
Corporate Communications. Eckert confirmed that the "relationship
with the SCO Group" was in fact the UnitedLinux consortium
SuSE, SCO Group, Conectiva, and TurboLinux are all charter
members of the UnitedLinux consortium.