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New Zealand Herald: Linux is Fine, So Forget Lawyers

Sep 03, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"New Zealand open source advocates are gearing up for a legal challenge aimed at protecting local Linux users from the fall-out caused by failing Unix vendor SCO's US$3 billion claim against IBM.

"The challenge may get its backers a brief appearance on Slashdot, the WWF of geekdom, but will it help local organisations who want to use Linux and other open source technology?

"Lawyer Craig Horrocks and Open Source Society president Peter Harrison think it will.

"Horrocks says SCO has underlined a problem known about for some time--'ensuring the provenance of code...'"

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