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If It Worked For The RIAA...

SCO Group CEO Darl McBride said last week that within 90 days his company plans to sue a large Linux user who hasn't signed up to purchase a Unixware license from his company. SCO claims that intellectual property in Unixware underlies Linux. "We told people it was license or litigate," he said at a press conference announcing the decision. "This is our move into the next phase." The vendor also claims that Novell's plan to buy Linux operating-system vendor SuSE Linux AG violates a noncompete clause in the contract Novell entered into with SCO when SCO bought the rights to its Unix System V source code. (For more on this story, see "You May Be Next".)

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