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Groklaw: SCO Backs Off in Germany - Out-of-Court Settlement with Univention Reported

Mar 01, 2004, 15:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"We have news from Germany. It seems, according to Computerwoche, that SCO Group GmbH (SCO's German branch) agreed, on February 18, 2004, to an out-of-court settlement between it and Univention and will refrain from saying in Germany some things it says in the US constantly. There are four things they have agreed not to say in Germany, on pain of a fine of €10,000 euros per offense -- that's about $12,500 USD -- and one thing they can't say unless they present proof within a month of the settlement date.

"Details of the settlement from the article:

  1. "SCO Group GmbH (German branch of SCO) has agreed not to allege any more that Linux contains SCO's unlawfully acquired intellectual property.
  2. "The settlement also forbids SCO from claiming that if end users are running Linux they might be liable for breaches of SCO's intellectual property..."

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