CommentWire: SCO: To Pay or Not to Pay
Aug 26, 2003, 16:00 (44 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"SCO is beginning to invoice Linux users for their use of Unix
code that it says has been illegally copied into the open source
operating system. This leaves IT shops around the world with a
deceptively simple decision: pay the fine, or take a chance.
"There are many who would consider that it is worth paying SCO's
license fee to ensure that they are protected from copyright
infringement litigation. However, at $700 per CPU, and with IT
budgets severely restricted, SCO's 'Intellectual Property License
For Linux' is not cheap, and many companies will want to know
exactly what they are getting for their money. The answer is not a
lot, apart from protection against being sued by SCO..."