April 20, 2004 |
A lender is calling due $20 million in loans to SCO Group Inc., a Lindon, Utah, company that has made headlines with suits over Linux-related copyright and licensing claims. In a letter to SCO on Thursday, Larkspur, Calif.-based BayStar Capital cited unspecified breaches of the loan's terms in calling the loans. "This came as a surprise to us," SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said. "We are seeking more info from BayStar on exactly how they feel we breached the agreement.
March 5, 2004 |
Darl McBride, chief executive of SCO Group Inc., says he sometimes carries a gun because his enemies are out to kill him. He checks into hotels under assumed names. An armed bodyguard protected him when he gave a speech last month at Harvard Law School. Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, calls SCO "the most despised company in technology."
February 2, 2004 |
The Mydoom computer virus caused 250,000 computers worldwide to bombard SCO Group Inc.'s website in the largest-ever such electronic attack. SCO Group, which is in a legal fight for control of the Unix operating system, shut down its site after the attack began at 11 p.m. Saturday, said Blake Stowell, a spokesman for the Lyndon, Utah-based company. Mydoom spreads an e-mail attachment that makes computers send waves of requests to specified websites. A second strain, dubbed Mydoom.
December 23, 2003
TECHNOLOGY SCO Group Inc., which is seeking royalties from IBM Corp. and other companies that use Linux software, threatened to sue firms that have so far ignored its claims. SCO says it owns the copyright to the Unix operating system and claims that Linux, which IBM backs as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows programs, contains code stolen from its software. SCO sent letters to some Unix and Linux users saying they may face legal action for violating its copyright.
December 9, 2003 |
Shares of SCO Group Inc., the software maker seeking royalties from Linux users, fell 8% after a federal court in Utah temporarily suspended the pretrial exchange of information in SCO's lawsuit against IBM Corp. Federal Magistrate Brooke Wells ruled that SCO Group hasn't provided Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM with enough information about its copyright infringement claims. Wells ordered that the data-gathering process be halted for 30 days until the information was provided.
November 20, 2003 |
SCO Group Inc. said bodyguards were protecting its top executives after the software maker received death threats for claiming to own programming code in the Linux operating system and demanding fees from users. Backers of so-called open-source software such as Linux, whose code can be modified by users, have denounced SCO since it sued IBM Corp. in March for copyright infringement. SCO is seeking as much as $50 billion in damages from IBM and has said it would bill companies using Linux.