August 9, 2003

Congress key factor for Linux

One way or another, rights to the core coding behind the Linux operating system (OS) ultimately will be decided by several federal court lawsuits stemming from SCO Group's claims on the popular "open source," or freely distributed software.
But the longer term battle for Linux, an offshoot of the Unix OS that Lindon-based SCO claims to own outright, could be decided by Congress, if authors of the fledgling Open Source and Industry Alliance have their way.


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