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iTweb: SA Firms Dismiss SCO's Linux Threats

Jun 18, 2003, 01:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"South African organisations are pooh-poohing a letter sent by the Unix licence-holder the SCO Group, which claims aspects of the Linux operating system are direct copies of Unix System 5.

"Thomas Black, Shuttleworth Foundation open source program manager, says the SCO letter is well known within the industry, but that it is not being taken seriously by local organisations as it is considered to be more hype than substance.

"'The consensus is that this is an image-building exercise by a failing organisation, rather than a serious threat,' Black says..."

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