LINDON, Utah, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following statement is
being issued by SCO (Nasdaq: SCOX):
SCO owns the contract rights to the UNIX(R) operating system. SCO has the
contractual right to prevent improper donations of UNIX code, methods or
concepts into Linux by any UNIX vendor.
Copyrights and patents are protection against strangers. Contracts are
what you use against parties you have relationships with. From a legal
standpoint, contracts end up being far stronger than anything you could do
SCO's lawsuit against IBM does not involve patents or copyrights. SCO's
complaint specifically alleges breach of contract, and SCO intends to protect
and enforce all of the contracts that the company has with more than
We formed SCOsource in January 2003 to enforce our UNIX rights and we
intend to aggressively continue in this successful path of operation.
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UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.