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FindLaw: This Penguin May Bite

Nov 13, 2003, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anupam Chander)

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"Put another way, though for years it has been gospel that Linux is free to all, SCO insists it is proprietary, and is threatening to extract royalties from users. And worse, this may not be an idle threat. In March, SCO sued IBM, alleging that IBM had violated its contracts with SCO by working to further develop Linux...

"So is Linux (whose mascot is a penguin) now an endangered species? I don't think so. IBM and a leading Linux company named Red Hat are fighting back with lawsuits of their own.

"We should welcome this, because it is in the public interest that Linux remain free. Increasingly, governments and companies are adopting Linux as the operating system on personal computers. (The city of Munich, Germany is one example...)"

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