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IT Manager's Journal: SCO Suits Having a Chilling Effect on Open Source in Outsourcing

Aug 03, 2004, 09:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"The copyright case that the SCO Group filed against IBM last year appears to have had one unanticipated effect outside of the realm of intellectual property. The lawsuit is making Indian outsourcing companies wary of going the open source route when they handle work for clients.

"Officials at Infosys in Bangalore, the most widely known among the myriad Indian outsourcing companies, told NewsForge that while the company's use of open source technologies for its clients was not significant at this point of time, the SCO case has had an impact.

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