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Computer Business Review: SCO Turns Its Attention to SGI

Oct 01, 2003, 14:00 (28 Talkback[s])
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"Silicon Graphics Inc says that it has received notice from SCO Group Inc that the Unix vendor intends to terminate its Unix System V license on the basis that SGI has breached the terms of the license.

"The move by Lindon, Utah-based SCO is the latest twist in its long-running claims that code from its Unix System V has been copied into the Linux operating system. The company has also terminated the Unix licenses of IBM Corp, sued IBM for $3bn for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, and maintained that Linux users need to license its Unix intellectual property to avoid potential litigation.

"SCO's notice to terminate SGI's Unix license was revealed in Mountain View, California-based SGI's annual 10-K filing. 'We recently received a notice from SCO Group stating its intention to terminate our fully paid license to certain Unix-related code, under which we distribute our Irix operating system, on the basis that we have breached the terms of such license,' said the company..."

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