March 8, 2004

Free Use Of Linux Is Dealt A Setback

Computer Associates International Inc. confirmed that it signed licenses from SCO Group Inc. to use Linux software, in a development that sent a
ripple of worry through the coalition of companies and programmers attempting to uphold their legal right to use Linux for free.

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The Islandia, N.Y., company, one of the biggest makers of corporate software, said that although it signed the licenses, it didn't pay for them -- and
never would. It said it agreed to sign the licenses only to settle a lawsuit with the Canopy Group, one of SCO's major investors. SCO has been
pressing Linux users to buy the licenses for $699 for each server using the software, or face legal action.

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