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OfB.biz: Lindows.com Revelation Could Be Fatal Blow to SCO Case

May 29, 2003, 23:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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"Lindows.com announced today that it has previously entered into an agreement through which SCO would provide Lindows with certain technology. According to Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com, this means that Lindows.com customers will not have to worry about SCO's ongoing attempts to 'protect its IP.' Interestingly enough, this may cause a much larger impact than Robertson bargained for...

"This announcement raises a very serious implication concerning the legitimacy of the SCO lawsuit. If Lindows and Lindows customers are immune to SCO's litigation due to an agreement, as Lindows.com claims, it would indicate that Lindows' Linux kernel is immune from possible litigation. If this is indeed the case, Robertson's revelation could deal a fatal blow to SCO's lawsuit even as Lindows attempts to 'not take a position as to the validity of the claims presented by either side...'"

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