Srinivas: CA Says It Didn’t Pay SCO No Stinking Linux Tax

“The Linux faithful have been hammering Computer Associates as a
heretic since the British publication Computer Weekly quoting the
SCO Group’s CFO Bob Bench identified CA Thursday as one of SCO’s
rare Linux licensees.

“CA senior VP of product development Mark Barrenechea says that
Bench’s claim is nonsense. CA has not paid SCO any Linux taxes, he

“Drawing up short of calling SCO a liar, Barrenechea claims that
SCO has twisted a $40 million breach-of-contract settlement that CA
paid last summer to the Canopy Group, SCO’s biggest stockholder,
and Center 7, another Canopy company, and has turned it into a
purported Linux license…”


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