Datamonitor: SCO: Facing a Challenge
Jul 28, 2003, 16:00 (22 Talkback[s])
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"SCO believes it has proved its allegations that Linux contains
code copied from Unix System V, which it owns. However, rather than
buying into SCO's new Linux licensing scheme, many Linux
users--especially those who are big name vendors--are likely to
challenge these copyright infringement claims in court...
"The launch of a Unix licensing scheme gives concerned Linux
users a chance to protect themselves from potential litigation.
Many, as SCO claims, probably will be prepared to sign up to the
licensing scheme to insure themselves against that legal
"There is another group of users, however, that will be more
prepared to stand up to SCO and request that it proves its claims
before they are prepared to hand over any cash. This group could
provide the biggest threat to SCO's plan..."