CNET News: IBM Unfazed by SCO Unix Threat
Mar 11, 2003, 14:30 (27 Talkback[s])
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"IBM dismissed as idle an SCO Group threat to cancel Big Blue's
license to ship Unix products starting June 13, saying that its
contracts guarantee rights to the operating system.
"'We've reviewed our contracts, and our Unix license is
irrevocable and perpetual,' Mike Fay, vice president of
communications for IBM's systems group, said in an interview
Monday. 'We're completely committed to AIX and will continue to
"SCO disagrees strongly with IBM's position. 'That's hogwash,'
said Chris Sontag, senior vice president of operating systems at
SCO and head of the company's SCOsource effort to make more money
from its intellectual property. Sontag pointed to contract language
that specifies terms under which IBM's license may be