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IBM, SCO clash over Linux license

IBM is unimpressed by threats from the Unix IP inheritor to cancel Big Blue's license to ship Unix products, because it says it has an ironclad contract. SCO's reaction? "Hogwash."

IBM is unimpressed by the Unix intellectual property inheritor's threats to cancel Big Blue's license to ship Unix products, because it says it has an ironclad contract. SCO's reaction? "Hogwash."


The computing colossus dismisses as idle an SCO Group threat to cancel Big Blue's license to ship Unix products starting June 13, saying that its contracts guarantee rights to the operating system.
March 11, 2003


IBM begins hitting back against a SCO Group lawsuit that charges Big Blue with misappropriating Unix trade secrets and using them in Linux.
March 7, 2003


update SCO Group, inheritor of the intellectual property for the Unix operating system, has sued IBM for more than $1 billion, alleging Big Blue misappropriated SCO's Unix technology and built it into Linux.
March 6, 2003