November 24, 2003

OSDL Releases Position Paper Disputing SCO Linux Claims

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of Linux, today published a position paper that raises serious questions about the SCO Group's legal basis for attacking the
GNU Public License (GPL) and that reassures Linux customers that no evidence has yet been made public that shows software code was improperly copied
to Linux. The paper's author, Professor Eben Moglen of Columbia University, is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on copyright law as
applied to software. OSDL is disseminating the position paper to address issues of concern to its members and Linux industry customers as a result of
SCO Group's ongoing litigation threats.

OSDL believes Moglen's analysis will help its members, the Linux development community and Linux users better understand potential legal issues and
any business risks associated with using Linux. Moglen initially presented his paper earlier this month in Portland, Oregon at a meeting of OSDL's
customer advisory council, comprised of CIOs and CTOs from Fortune 100 corporations.



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