IBM and Red Hat sue SCO in Linux fight

August 2003
eWeek;8/11/2003, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p12
IBM Corp. and Red Hat Inc. last week fought back against The SCO Group Inc. in their ongoing legal baffle over alleged copyright violations in the Linux operating system. IBM Corp. filed a countersuit against SCO Group Inc., which has sued IBM Corp. for $3 billion for trying to "destroy the economic value" of Unix for which SCO Group Inc. owns the intellectual property and terminated the right of IBM Corp. to use or distribute its Unix-based AIX operating system. Earlier last week, Red Hat Inc., which distributes a version of Linux that bears its name, filed a legal complaint asking for a declarative judgment that Red Hat Inc. had not infringed copyrights of SCO Group Inc. or its trade secrets. Red Hat Inc. also charged SCO Group Inc. with violating the Lannam Act accusing it of unfair advertising and acting in bad faith. Finally, Red Hat Inc. said SCO Group Inc. violated four laws governing deceptive trade practices, interference and trade libel.


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