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Computer Business Review: SCO Preparing Legal Action Against Customer

Aug 20, 2003, 15:00 (45 Talkback[s])
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"Speaking at SCO's Forum event in Las Vegas, president and CEO Darl McBride said SCO preparing to speed-up the legal process and convince the skeptics. 'We are prepared to have this heard on a quicker basis in a customer environment if that's what it takes to quicken it up,' he said.

"Talking to ComputerWire, McBride added SCO is identifying Linux users for possible litigation. He said SCO had for the last month gathered information on Linux users, and identified about 10% of the total Linux servers sold last year. McBride added that he expected that figure to rise to 40% over the coming weeks before SCO would take action.

"SCO has three groups working on identifying and approaching Linux users. The first is drawing up the list, the second will send out letters offering the chance to license the code SCO says has been copied into Linux, and the third will take legal action against those who refuse..."

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