March 4, 2004

Computer Associates buys into SCO

Two other companies, natural gas supplier Questar and manufacturer Leggett & Platt have also signed up, bringing the total number of publicly
announced licensees to four.

SCO maintains that the Linux operating system contains numerous violations of its intellectual property, and in August began offering the IP Licence
for Linux to select companies, saying that they could avert the risk of future litigation by paying $699 for each of their computer processors running
Linux.

On Monday, SCO revealed that EV1Servers.Net, the hosting division of Houston's Everyones Internet, had signed up for the licence.

Computer Associates was one of three companies named as IP Licence for Linux licensees in a letter written amonth ago by SCO's attorney, Mark J Heiss
of the firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, and addressed to David R Marriott of the firm Cravath Swaine & Moore, who is representing IBM in a lawsuit
between the two companies.

Link: computerweekly.com

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