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Torvalds enters SCO-Linux fray

Linux founder Linus Torvalds says he agrees with some criticisms of SCO but calls for restraint in the tumult. SCO's chief, meanwhile, says legal action against Torvalds is unlikely.

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roundup SCO Group's campaign against Linux draws comments from Linus Torvalds, founder of the operating system, who says he agrees with some criticisms of SCO but also calls for restraint and maturity in the matter. SCO's chief executive, meanwhile, says it's unlikely his company would initiate legal action against Torvalds.


Chief Executive Darl McBride says a published report that his company may take legal action against Linux founder Linus Torvalds is overstated.
May 29, 2003 

update The second of four companies to own Unix rights takes issue with the copyright infringement claims that SCO Group is making against Linux.
May 28, 2003 

A German software association threatens to take SCO Group to court if it does not withdraw from a worldwide attack on the open-source operating system.
May 28, 2003 

update The company, which makes a consumer-friendly version of the Linux operating system, seeks to distance itself from the legal tumult that SCO Group has set in motion.
May 29, 2003 

The two companies issue optimistic statements about their business prospects, even though the estranged business partners sit on opposite sides of the Linux fence.
May 28, 2003 

The company, embroiled in a high-profile dispute over Unix intellectual property, reports net income of $4.5 million on revenue of $21.4 million for the second quarter.
May 28, 2003 

Companies move ahead with their Linux plans while watching for the legal implications of SCO Group's infringement claims against the upstart operating system.
May 27, 2003 

Should companies using Linux worry about SCO's lawsuit? No. Forrester expects that IBM will build a consortium to pay off SCO--or buy it outright.
May 27, 2003 

previous coverage

news analysis A licensing deal with the SCO Group lends heavyweight backing to Unix intellectual property claims, and helps Microsoft combat Linux, a growing threat.
May 19, 2003 

perspectives Open-source activist Bruce Perens uncovers the SCO-Microsoft connection behind a campaign to convince people that trade secrets of Unix have been copied into Linux.
May 19, 2003 

update SCO Group, inheritor of the intellectual property for the Unix operating system, sues IBM for more than $1 billion. Analysts say the move is a desperate one.
March 6, 2003 

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