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LinuxPlanet: SCO Plans To Stay In UnitedLinux, Despite IP Beef

May 05, 2003, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In spite of a heated intellectual property (IP) spat with IBM, SCO Group will stay on as a UnitedLinux member, according to Thor Christianson, SCO's director of ISV/IHV relations. Meanwhile, the vendor is now pushing ahead with SCOx, a newly rolled out common Web services framework for its Linux, UnixWare, and OpenServer platforms.

"Under SCOx, SCO is developing a set of common Web services and tools for SCO Linux and its two other Unix OS products, for use by application developers, integrators, and ASPs that working with SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses).

"Most SMBs don't have the inhouse resources for developing technically sophisticated e-business applications, officials said during a teleconference, held last week to unveil SCOx. As SCO sees it, SCOx will simplify creation of Web-enabled Linux and Unix applications, as well as ease integration of SCO Linux and Unix applications with outside environments like Java/Sun ONE and Microsoft .Net..."

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