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E-Commerce Times: Has SCO Killed UnitedLinux?

Jul 01, 2003, 18:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robyn Weisman)

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"A little over a year ago, an international consortium of four vendors announced they were pooling their talents and resources to create a new, standardized flavor of the open-source Linux OS. The initiative was known as UnitedLinux, and the goal was to create a version of Linux that businesses and other organizations could trust for uniform reliability.

"By November 2002, UnitedLinux 1.0 was released, and the four vendors--SuSE Linux AG, Conectiva S.A., TurboLinux and the company now known as SCO -- appeared to have a product that could take on rival Linux distributor Red Hat's offering.

"However, UnitedLinux has not made many headlines since then, and SCO, one of the consortium members, is now on many open-source advocates' most-wanted list. The company has sued IBM for billions of dollars and is threatening to sue others over the use of Linux code it claims was lifted from its proprietary brand of Unix.

"Is UnitedLinux dead, or is SCO's participation the only casualty of the uproar...?"

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