SCO fined in Germany over Linux claims

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 22, 2008 12:24 PM EDT
ZDNet Asia; By Peter Judge
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SCO Group has been ordered to pay a 10,000 euros (US$14,871) fine in Germany for making claims that Linux includes intellectual property from Unix. SCO has repeatedly claimed that Linux is an unlawful derivative of Unix, but had agreed not to make this claim anymore in Germany, following a lawsuit in 2003. The current case found that the claims were still present in U.S. material available on the site of SCO Group GmbH, the group's German subsidiary. As well as paying the fine, SCO will have to monitor its German presence.

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