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OSDL Will Foot Linus' Legal Bill vs SCO Group

OSDL Will Foot Linus' Legal Bill vs SCO Group

Here is the brief news release issued on Friday by OSDL:

OSDL TO FUND LINUS TORVALDS LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN SCO LITIGATION

Leading Linux advocacy consortium will pay legal costs of OSDL Fellow Torvalds and other Lab employees involved in SCO litigation

BEAVERTON, Ore. - November 14, 2003 - The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, today confirmed that both OSDL and Linux creator Linus Torvalds had received subpoenas on Wednesday from attorneys for The SCO Group. The subpoenas were issued in The SCO Group's pending litigation with IBM. The subpoenas request that OSDL and Torvalds produce documents for use in that dispute.

OSDL has agreed to fund legal representation for Torvalds and any other employees of the Lab who may become involved in the litigation.

OSDL is represented by AterWynne LLP.

About The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)

OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides state-of the-art computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL members include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT Comware, NTTDATA INTELLILINK, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, SUSE LINUX, TimeSys, Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation, Turbolinux, Ulticom, Unilever and VA Software. Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org.

OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bret Clement for OSDL Page One PR +1 503.675.7988 bret@pageonepr.com

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