January 14, 2004

SCO brings Linux licensing to Europe

Companies outside the US that use Linux now face the threat of legal action from the SCO Group, following the announcement on Wednesday that SCO's
licences are available worldwide.

SCO's Linux licensing programme has proved controversial in the US since launching last year, after the company claimed Linux extensively infringed
its Unix System V intellectual property. SCO, in its previous incarnation as Caldera Systems, had acquired the rights to Unix when it bought the
operating-systems division from the original Santa Cruz-based SCO. Caldera Systems renamed itself SCO after the takeover, while the remains of the
original SCO became Tarantella.

Link: news.zdnet.co.uk


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