Portrait of People Not Paying Attention
Aug 19, 2005, 20:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
Softpedia: Just Rumors Or Linux Has Indeed Changed The Rules Of
"Apparently, 90 Australian companies have recently received some
unpleasant correspondence. To be more specific, some letters that
kindly underline the fact that they should pay a $5.000
[US$3750/€3090] license fee for using Linux software.
"The issue generated a mediatic hysteria of assumptions and
interpretations because Linux has officially kept the silence over
NewsForge: Tres-duh Press is Wrong: No Charge for Using
" The trade press is at it again. Australian companies are not
being charged $5,000 dollars for running Linux, as The Inquirer and
others are currently misreporting. There is no fee for running
Linux in your business. There is a charge, however, for using the
Linux trademark in your business name..."