Groklaw: USENIX Bd. of Directors Writes Letter to Congress Refuting SCO’s Letter

“The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO), has recently sued IBM and Novell and
launched broad attacks on the legality of and the economic
justification for so-called open source licensing, including the
free licensing of Linux. As an organization dedicated to advancing
the skills and contributions of computer researchers and
developers, the USENIX Association is compelled to address and
refute the position SCO has taken regarding open source

“Since 1975, USENIX has brought together the community of
engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians
working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX was here
before SCO. USENIX was here before Linux. USENIX and its members
serve as an unparalleled demonstration that the best way to support
advances in computer programming and to create better computer
programs (and to help the American economy) is by sharing
innovations, rather than keeping them secret or charging large
amounts of money for access to them, as SCO advocates…”


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