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Salon.com: Making the World Safe for Free Software

Apr 15, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Farhad Manjoo)

"In a lawsuit filed on March 3, SCO accused DaimlerChrysler, Chrysler's corporate parent, of violating the terms of a Unix license Chrysler signed in the 1980s -- the violation, SCO suggested, stemmed from Chrysler's adoption of Linux in place of Unix. At the same time, SCO sued AutoZone, the giant car parts retailer, which uses Linux in each of its 3,000 stores; SCO claims that by using Linux, AutoZone is 'willfully' infringing upon SCO's intellectual property.

"To fans of Linux, SCO's latest moves are both silly and a little bit scary..."

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