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Financial Times: Global Legal Action Looms Over Use of Linux

Jan 19, 2004, 16:00 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Waters)

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"Some of the world's biggest companies could shortly face lawsuits over their use of the Linux computer operating system, the executive at the centre of the growing legal storm over the software has warned.

"The potential lawsuits would escalate the legal wrangle around Linux, dragging non-US companies into a battle that has threatened to derail one of the technology industry's biggest recent success stories.

"BP, Siemens and Fujitsu are among a large number of big companies whose use of the operating system has come under scrutiny, said Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO, the small US company that has mounted the challenge..."

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