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August 26, 2003 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
SCO Group Inc., a software developer that is seeking royalties from users of the Linux operating system, has been hit by a coordinated computer attack that made its Web site inaccessible to many visitors for several days. It's the second time this year that the Linden, Utah, company's Web site has been the target of such an attack, in which hackers use multiple computers to overwhelm the site with traffic. An SCO spokesman said the company had notified law enforcement authorities.
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July 1, 2006
* A U.S. magistrate has struck down many of the SCO Group Inc.'s claims against IBM Corp., saying the Utah company failed to show that its intellectual property was misappropriated when Big Blue donated software code to the freely distributed Linux operating system. * Walt Disney Co.'s board modified its compensation policy to exclude director Steve Jobs from receiving payment for serving on the board -- a change made at Jobs' request. Jobs is chief executive of Apple Computer Inc.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 2003 | From Reuters
SCO Group Inc. said it registered a copyright for its Unix software to strengthen its lawsuit against IBM Corp. In the suit, Lindon, Utah-based SCO claims its code is embedded in versions of the free Linux operating system that IBM distributed to its customers. SCO also said that beginning in a few weeks, it would offer licenses to companies that are using those versions. Armonk, N.Y.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2006
* A U.S. magistrate has struck down many of the SCO Group Inc.'s claims against IBM Corp., saying the Utah company failed to show that its intellectual property was misappropriated when Big Blue donated software code to the freely distributed Linux operating system. * Walt Disney Co.'s board modified its compensation policy to exclude director Steve Jobs from receiving payment for serving on the board -- a change made at Jobs' request. Jobs is chief executive of Apple Computer Inc.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
Leading Linux distributor Red Hat Inc. sued SCO Group Inc., calling accusations of copyright infringement against the open-source operating system "unfair and deceptive actions." The lawsuit, filed in Delaware federal court, seeks a declaration that Red Hat is not violating SCO's intellectual property and an injunction that would bar SCO from making untrue claims that harm the Linux business. SCO, which owns key parts of the Unix operating system, claims its code has seeped into Linux.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2003 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
SCO Group Inc., a software developer that is seeking royalties from users of the Linux operating system, has been hit by a coordinated computer attack that made its Web site inaccessible to many visitors for several days. It's the second time this year that the Linden, Utah, company's Web site has been the target of such an attack, in which hackers use multiple computers to overwhelm the site with traffic. An SCO spokesman said the company had notified law enforcement authorities.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
IBM Corp. filed a countersuit against SCO Group Inc., escalating the fight over whether IBM and its clients need to pay SCO to use some key software codes. SCO shares dropped as much as 13%. SCO claims Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM illegally transferred SCO-owned Unix computer codes into IBM's version of Linux, a program IBM backs as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
Leading Linux distributor Red Hat Inc. sued SCO Group Inc., calling accusations of copyright infringement against the open-source operating system "unfair and deceptive actions." The lawsuit, filed in Delaware federal court, seeks a declaration that Red Hat is not violating SCO's intellectual property and an injunction that would bar SCO from making untrue claims that harm the Linux business. SCO, which owns key parts of the Unix operating system, claims its code has seeped into Linux.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
IBM Corp. filed a countersuit against SCO Group Inc., escalating the fight over whether IBM and its clients need to pay SCO to use some key software codes. SCO shares dropped as much as 13%. SCO claims Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM illegally transferred SCO-owned Unix computer codes into IBM's version of Linux, a program IBM backs as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Novell Inc., whose software is used to manage computer networks, challenged claims made by SCO Group Inc. that its intellectual property rights are violated by Linux computer programs, which run 14% of servers sold in 2002. Provo, Utah-based Novell retains the patents and copyrights that SCO would need to mount a viable challenge, Novell Chief Executive Jack Messman wrote in a letter to the CEO at SCO.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2003 | From Reuters
SCO Group Inc. said it registered a copyright for its Unix software to strengthen its lawsuit against IBM Corp. In the suit, Lindon, Utah-based SCO claims its code is embedded in versions of the free Linux operating system that IBM distributed to its customers. SCO also said that beginning in a few weeks, it would offer licenses to companies that are using those versions. Armonk, N.Y.
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