internetnews.com: New Survey Finds No Linux 'Chill' From SCO Suit
Dec 23, 2003, 21:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Floyd)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM and and new warnings of
legal action by SCO against other companies over its claim that
copyrighted code slipped into select versions of the Linux kernel
are not slowing deployments of the open source operating system, an
upcoming study has found.
"Evan Bauer, a principal research fellow with Robert Frances
Group, said a just-completed survey the IT consulting firm
conducted with 15 companies about Linux deployments suggests that
cost-savings and the General Public License, or GPL, are trumping
any concerns about SCO Group's claim of copyright infringement
within parts of Linux.
"'None [of the companies surveyed] have concluded they're liable
in any way,' he said. The survey asked companies whether the SCO
lawsuit was impacting their deployment plans..."