CNET News: Intel and SCO--Do Critical Lips Sink Sponsorships?
Aug 15, 2003, 19:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Open-source advocates angry with SCO Group's Linux licensing
campaign cheered when the name of Intel vanished from the list of
sponsors for SCOForum 2003, scheduled for Aug. 17 to 19 in Las
"'For the past several months, Intel had been listed as 'Gold
Sponsor'' of the trade show, wrote open-source advocate Bruce
Perens in an e-mail alert to the press. 'SCO's Web site has
replaced Intel with (CMP Media's) CRN as 'Gold Sponsor'...HP is
still listed as 'Premier Sponsor' of the SCO event, despite
criticism from just about everyone associated with Linux and Open
"Imagine Perens' surprise when SCO claimed that Intel had never
been a sponsor of SCOForum 2003 in the first place, and that its
listing on the sponsorship page had been 'inadvertent...'"