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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 month.'

"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...'"

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