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SCO to Raise Cost of Linux License

SCO to Raise Cost of Linux License

SCO has confirmed a story on ZDNet saying that it’s thinking of jacking up the price of its so-called Linux licenses to make it a lot more expensive for users who wait to see if SCO wins its suit against IBM. 

Presumably SCO is contemplating the move because its SCOsource IP licensing unit is bringing in next to nothing in revenues and the 300-man company is dependent on its Unix operation for its livelihood. 

As previously reported, SCO has said it will report that SCOsource did all of six figures in the company’s last quarter. 

SCO spokesman Blake Stowell wouldn’t say how much SCO was thinking of raising prices or when, though he did hint that it could be in a month. 

ZD suggests that SCO might abandon its annual licenses and just stick with its flat one-time fees. 


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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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justice 08/14/04 06:20:56 PM EDT


stolen codes dont last for ever, Linux kernel !!!

Truth will triumph

Tom Butler 08/14/04 02:32:43 PM EDT

I guess they're on board that SINKING SHIP! Let's see, how can we extort MORE money from people who REALLY DON'T OWE US A DIME?

DEATH TO SCO! IBM should just buy them.

Ted Potter 08/14/04 01:36:43 PM EDT

Ha ha ha ha. I guess they need more money for their lawyers. BLAAHHHAAAA...... fc*k yerself SCO (Scumbag Corporate Officers)