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Bloomberg/Houston Chronicle: Hatred by Linux Followers Focuses on SCO

Mar 08, 2004, 16:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Berr)

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"Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO Group, says he sometimes carries a gun because his enemies are out to kill him. He checks into hotels under assumed names. An armed bodyguard protected him at Harvard Law School when he gave a speech last month.

"Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, calls SCO 'the most despised company in technology.'

"The reason: SCO Group is claiming rights to the Linux open source software code that thousands of users and supporters say should have no owner. SCO brought a $50 billion suit against IBM last year and this week turned on Linux users DaimlerChrysler and AutoZone, suing for an injunction and unspecified damages..."

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