USA Today: Suit Threat Slows Linux Sales
Oct 06, 2003, 13:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Kessler)
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"Only 16% of 50 large-company tech managers recently surveyed by
Forrester Research said that the legal challenges from tech firm
SCO will deter them from buying Linux. SCO says it owns part of the
computer code used to create the operating system, and wants all
users to pay royalties or possibly face legal action.
"Companies are taking a few extra weeks or months to evaluate
the legal impact before buying. 'There's a stretching of the sales
cycle,' says Joe Eckert of Linux software maker Suse Linux. 'But
it's not a panic...'"