"As the Linux community gathers this week for its annual
conference in San Francisco, it should be celebrating the growing
popularity of open-source software. But in the back of everyone's
mind instead will be an ugly legal spat that has unsettled the
"Advocates of open-source software are banding together in
response to a growing legal threat from a small Utah software
company that claims its Unix code has been copied into Linux.
"Organizers of LinuxWorld are hoping the case doesn't overshadow
everything else at the conference, which last year drew 150
companies and 20,000 attendees and is expected to attract similar
numbers this year..."
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