January 25, 2004

Linux group checks SCO fine print

The group set up to represent New Zealandâs Linux community, the Open Source Society, is seeking legal advice over SCO's Linux licensing scheme, which the company last week extended to New Zealand.

But the society and large local users see no reason to pay the licensing fee SCO is claiming.

Utah-based SCO claims to own intellectual property that makes up part of the Linux open source operating system and has announced the "availability" of its intellectual property licence in New Zealand and Australia. Desktop users are expected to pay $A285 ex GST per processor while servers will be licensed at $A999 ex GST per processor.

Link: ComputerWorld NZ


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