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Sydney Morning Herald: SCO Using Scare Tactics to Get Licensing Fees: FSF Chief

May 22, 2003, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])


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"Bradley Kuhn, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, has accused the SCO Group of using scare tactics to convince companies to pay them licensing fees and/or support their suit against IBM...

"SCO last week warned commercial Linux users that they may be in violation of its copyright, following the filing of a case against IBM in March for 'misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, unfair competition and breach of contract.'

"Contacted by email for his comments on the recent moves against Linux by SCO, Kuhn said: 'SCO was not merely a distributor of the kernel named Linux; they were the distributor off the entire GNU/Linux system, which includes Linux as well as the core components of the GNU operating system, such as glibc, GCC, GDB, etc..."

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