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internetnews.com: SCO To Expand Its Lawsuit Beyond Linux

Nov 19, 2003, 15:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

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"The man who claims there are Unix patent violations within the Linux open source operating system is taking his fight to the Berkeley Software Design (BSD) community, which maintains an open source 'genetic' version of Unix.

"SCO Group CEO Darl McBride said his company is currently comparing source code awarded in a 1994 settlement between AT&T's Unix Systems Laboratories and BSD, in which Berkeley's version of the Unix source was severed from the proprietary version.

"The Lindon, Utah-based SCO claims its copyrighted Unix code was incorporated into Linux without authorization or appropriate copyright notices. It has sued IBM over the issue and said this week other lawsuits are planned against major users of Linux..."

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