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Motley Fool: The Wrath of Linux

Jan 15, 2004, 21:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seth Jayson)

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"The SCO Group has a tiger by the tail.

"Fools recall that for the past few months, SCO (the software maker formerly known as Caldera) has been shaking down Linux providers, even taking a $3 billion shot at IBM.

"SCO claims that residual bits of the UNIX operating system--which it owns--exist in Linux. SCO wants every Linux user to pay up for this alleged use of its intellectual property, and the firm is threatening to sue anyone who doesn't pony up. This week, SCO took its threats to the U.K., France, and Italy..."

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