Sydney Morning Herald: SCO 'Will Not Target' Non-Commercial
"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...'"
"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
"'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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