users, said on Friday that it had held "low-level talks" with Internet search engine Google about a license agreement.
"Certainly if they're using 10,000 Linux servers that include our intellectual property as part of Unix, we would want them to
license," said Blake Stowell, a SCO spokesman.
Linux, which can be copied and modified freely, has been a hit among businesses since it can be run on personal computer hardware and is based on the
widely-used Unix platform.