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ZDNet UK: Behind SCO's Open Source Challenge

Oct 11, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Three and a half years ago, a company called the SCO Group took another company called International Business Machines Corporation to court. Among many other sins, said SCO, IBM had misappropriated intellectual property by stealing parts of Unix and putting them in Linux. If true, enormous implications would follow for open source in general and Linux in particular.

"The subsequent course of this and related cases has not been kind to SCO. To the frustration of many, including the judge, the company has been unable or unwilling to provide specific evidence of infraction. Quite the opposite: not only has no stolen code been revealed, but the company's claims of Unix IP ownership are now looking very shaky..."

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