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Linux fight on two fronts

SCO Group's warnings that Linux violates its Unix intellectual property right seems to be falling on deaf ears. Also: Open source in the free market.

SCO Group's warnings that Linux violates its Unix intellectual property right seems to be falling on deaf ears. Also: Open source in the free market.


One important section of the Linux market, large companies, so far seems unfazed by SCO Group's warnings that Linux violates its Unix intellectual property, according to a new study.
July 24, 2003


IBM moves to reassure its customers about legal threats by SCO Group, the company that accused Big Blue of distributing code it owns in versions of the free Linux operating system.
July 25, 2003


perspective The Progress & Freedom Foundation director James V. DeLong argues that government preferences in the awarding of open-source software contracts sets a dangerous precedent that will ultimately hurt consumers.
July 22, 2003


The company that says Linux infringes on its Unix intellectual property announces it has been granted key Unix copyrights and will start a program to let companies that run Linux avoid litigation by paying licensing fees.
July 21, 2003

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