CNET News: Legal Action Hits SCO Web Site
Jun 04, 2003, 20:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"SCO Group, the company that has warned major companies that
using Linux could get them in legal trouble, has shut down its
German Web site after a Linux advocacy group in the country
obtained a restraining order.
"Lawyers representing LinuxTag, the German Linux group, told SCO
on May 23 that the Lindon, Utah-based company was engaging in
unfair competitive practices when it sent to 1,500 large companies
letters that said using Linux could pose legal problems because SCO
proprietary Unix source code had been copied into Linux, according
to a statement from the group.
"'SCO must not be allowed to damage its competitors by
unsubstantiated claims, to intimidate their customers and to
inflict lasting damage on the reputation of GNU/Linux as an open
platform,' LinuxTag's Michael Kleinhenz said in the statement.
LinuxTag demanded SCO make its evidence public by May 30 or retract