‘SCO Group Inc is backing-down from threats to invoice organizations running Linux while extending SGI’s compliance deadline.
‘A company spokesperson said yesterday SCO’s plan to invoice organizations, on the basis that Linux illegally contains SCO code, had changed following what he claimed was success of its UnixWare licensing program. . . .
‘Members of the open source community warned SCO last month in an open letter they would initiate civil action under anti-fraud and consumer protection statutes.’
My take: ‘What? You mean extortion through fraudulent invoicing is illegal? Oops, call the mail room!’
BTW, anyone who hasn’t read the GrokLaw Open Letter to SCO yet, really should. It’s a great summary of all the many points where SCO is wrong.