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ComputerWire: IBM Unmoved by SCO Linux Wrangle

May 21, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Stamper)

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"IBM Corp appears unconcerned about SCO Group Inc's recent announcement that Linux users could be held liable if it proves that Linux operating system code violates its Unix intellectual property.

"Scott Handy, IBM director of Linux solutions marketing, software group, told ComputerWire that there has been 'no change' in IBM's attitude toward Linux, and that the company is still 'actively behind Linux and continuing to sell it as usual.'

"Handy said he could not comment directly on whether or not IBM believes SCO to have a case, due to the existing litigation between SCO and IBM. SCO recently launched a $1bn legal action against IBM, accusing it of IP violation and breach of licensing agreements. However, Handy did say that IBM remains 'extremely comfortable' with all of its licensing arrangements..."

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