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SearchEnterpriseLinux: SCO: No Choice But To Go After Linux

Oct 08, 2003, 20:00 (32 Talkback[s])
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"As a senior vice president at SCO and general manager of the company's SCOsource division, Chris Sontag is responsible for managing and protecting the SCO Group's intellectual property. In this e-mail interview with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, Sontag addresses the SCO Group's $3 billion suit against IBM, discusses why the company has threatened legal action against commercial Linux users, open source development and more.

"Are there negotiations going on with IBM to settle this before it becomes a protracted courtroom battle? What would it take for you to accept a settlement?

"Chris Sontag: There have been no discussions with IBM worth noting. It's difficult to suggest what it would take to accept a settlement because of so many factors involved with the violations that took place. We'll have to cross that bridge if/when we get there..."

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