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Breaches, battles in Linux arena

An attack on GNU Project servers raises questions about the code behind the operating system. Also: SCO says it's got the bankroll to back its legal fight.

An attack on the servers at the GNU Project raises questions about the code behind the open-source operating system. Also: SCO says it's got the bankroll to back its legal fight.


The GNU Project, which develops many of the components in the operating system, warns that the system housing its primary download servers was compromised by an attacker.
August 14, 2003


update The Unix company whose litigious streak has rocked the Linux world reports a profit and says it has enough money to continue waging its intellectual property fight.
August 14, 2003


newsmaker SuSE CEO Richard Seibt operates a company that dominates Europe's Linux market. But he has big ambitions for expanding his company's foothold in the United States.
August 13, 2003


The company terminates a second IBM Unix license, the one that covers the discontinued Dynix/ptx operating system IBM obtained through its 1999 acquisition of Sequent.
August 13, 2003

previous coverage

special coverage IT managers and developers gather at LinuxWorld in San Francisco to learn more about the open-source operating system that's gaining momentum but also faces legal threats from SCO Group.
August 8, 2003