"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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