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Update: InfoWorld: Interview: Unix plus Linux Equals Trouble

May 13, 2003, 18:56 (55 Talkback[s])
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[Editor's Note: The original VNUnet interview with Chris Sontag was pulled from that site sometime early this morning. A blurb at the original URL now informs readers:

"vnunet.com will be publishing this interview in full on Monday 19 May."
In the meantime, an LT reader (thanks, ll) has discovered another interview with Sontag, this one hosted by InfoWorld. Though the content of the article differs from the VNUnet interview that was pulled, the basic thread of SCO's message is the same. We now link you to the new InfoWorld article. -BKP]

"IDGNS: SuSE feels protected against any legal action you may consider because of contracts with SCO and with UnitedLinux in which you are a member. Do SuSE and other Linux distributors including Red Hat have reason to be worried?

"CS: Regarding contracts we have with SuSE and UnitedLinux, I would unequivocally state that there is nothing in those contracts that provides them with any protection or shelter in the way they are characterizing this in the press. If I were them, I would not be making those kinds of statements.

"IDGNS: Are you planning any legal action against SuSE or Red Hat?

"CS: We have no action planned at this time. Our focus is on the IBM lawsuit. This does not mean, however, that we will not initiate other actions to protect our intellectual property at a future point..."

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