"SCO has rejected claims from Victorian-based open source
advocates that its call for commercial users to purchase Unixware
licences could be a breach of Australian trade practices laws.
"Open source lobby group Open Source Victoria (OSV) has asked
the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to
investigate its claim that SCO's call breaches parts of the Trade
Practices Act concerned with misleading and deceptive conduct.
"SCO public affairs director Blake Stowell has rejected the
"However, Stowell said other portions of the GPL support its
right to protect its code. He says that SCO never gave IBM
permission to place the code in Linux, rendering the terms of the
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