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internetnews.com: New Survey Finds No Linux 'Chill' From SCO Suit

Dec 23, 2003, 21:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Floyd)

"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..."

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