World Socialist Web Site: US Court Case: Renewed Attack on Open Source Software
Dec 15, 2003, 10:00 (21 Talkback[s])
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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..."