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SCO's Troubles Continue in Oz

Jul 29, 2003, 15:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese, Kate Mackenzie)

Sydney Morning Herald: SCO 'Will Not Target' Non-Commercial Linux Users

"The SCO Group has nothing against non-commercial Linux users but is only bothered about people who are using Linux to make money, the company's US-based director of corporate communications Blake Stowell said today.

"Additionally, anyone running Linux and using older kernels--2.0 and 2.2--was not in violation of SCO's copyrights; commercial users who were using Linux distributions based on the 2.4 kernel were the target, he said.

"Asked what difference there was between copyright violation by a non-commercial user and a commercial user, he replied: 'That is the policy our company has chosen to follow. We are interested in pursuing people who are using our IP to make money...'"

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Australian IT: No Go SCO, Say Linux Users

[ Thanks to RobW for this link. ]
"SCO Group local representative Kieran O'Shaughnessy said he had been contacted by two corporate Linux users about the UnixWare licences in the past week. This was a small number, but it indicated 'large commercial users of Linux are concerned about the issue and are watching it, as they should,' he said...

"AusRegistry, which runs Australia's domain name registry, uses Linux for its databases, email hosting, and some desktops.

"Its chief technology officer, Chris Wright, said he had read widely about SCO's Linux claim before deciding there was nothing to fear.

"'Now there are a lot of reports out there on it, you can see it's not really going to succeed,' Mr Wright said..."

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