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World Socialist Web Site: US Court Case: Renewed Attack on Open Source Software

Dec 15, 2003, 10:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Neilson)

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"At the heart of the matter, in SCO's own words, is IBM's bid to destroy SCO's 'rights to fully exploit and benefit from its ownership rights' of Unix so that IBM can 'thereby seize the value of [Unix] directly for its own benefit.'

"In May, SCO sent a letter to around 1,500 companies internationally, warning their Linux installations might be illegal and that license fees could be payable, to the tune of $699 per server CPU. Their web site threatens any organisation not willing to pay with legal action.

"In spite of these threats and allegations, SCO has yet to provide any evidence to back them up. It refuses to publicly show the alleged stolen code..."

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