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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 The Game?

"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 the matter..."

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NewsForge: Tres-duh Press is Wrong: No Charge for Using Linux

" 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..."

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