September 11, 2003

Sun may offer Java customers SCO relief

Sun is contemplating adding an unusual provision to some of its Java licenses under which the company would agree to protect licensees from Linux-related lawsuits filed by the SCO Group.

SCO earlier this year asserted that some of the code in Linux infringes on the intellectual property underlying Unix, the 20-plus-year-old operating system that has been owned at different times by AT&T, Novell and now SCO.


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