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SCO reopens German Web site

SCO Group reopened its German Web site Wednesday in modified form, the company said. SCO had taken the entire site offline May 30 in response to a judge's temporary restraining order resulting from accusations that SCO's actions regarding the Linux operating system were unfair competition.

SCO warned 1,500 large companies in May that using Linux could expose them to legal action because, the company said, proprietary Unix code has been copied into Linux. German Linux advocacy group LinuxTag demanded SCO prove its claims, but it was action by Linux management software company Univention that resulted in the restraining order. SCO took down the entire site because the scope of the restraining order wasn't initially clear, but now the company has put up a revised site that's missing only information on its SCOsource effort to extract more revenue from its Unix intellectual property.