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CNET News: Sun, HP: SCO Probably Won't Touch Us

May 20, 2003, 16:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos, Ian Fried)

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"Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard say SCO Group's attempt to obtain royalties for inappropriate uses of Unix won't likely affect them, while Linux specialist Red Hat said it would defend itself vigorously against any challenges.

"Sun probably will not be affected because the company signed a comprehensive license for Unix years ago, said Sun chairman Scott McNealy.

"'We paid a big, big bag of money a decade ago to get IP (intellectual property) rights to do what we wanted to do with Solaris,' he said at a press conference announcing a new line of Intel-based servers on Monday. 'We've got a free and clear SCO license. Your audit committee won't get a letter if you are using Solaris...'"

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