CNET News: SCO to Send Out Linux Invoices
Sep 03, 2003, 14:00 (61 Talkback[s])
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"The SCO Group is turning up the heat in its attempt to impose
Unix license fees for Linux use: It plans to begin sending invoices
to companies before the month is out.
"The Lindon, Utah-based company announced in August that it
wants corporations to buy Unix licenses for using the similar Linux
operating system, asking $699 for a single-processor Linux server.
But Tuesday, SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said the company will
begin the more active approach of sending invoices requesting
payment to commercial Linux users, 'probably some time this
"Sending invoices, while a more-aggressive move, still stops
short of the kind of legal action the company has threatened
before. In July, SCO Chief Executive Darl McBride described the
licensing program as 'a solution that... gets you square with the
use of Linux, without having to go to the courtroom...'"