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

“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

“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
  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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