HP Assumes Potential SCO Liability

By Deane Barker on September 24, 2003

HP to indemnify Linux customers: A great strategy here by HP.

“Hewlett-Packard plans to announce Wednesday that it will indemnify its Linux customers against potential legal actions by SCO Group.

An HP representative confirmed late Tuesday that the company will announce plans to assume liability for its customers’ use of Linux. Lindon, Utah-based SCO has asserted that its code was unlawfully inserted into the open-source operating system.”

SCO is playing a game of chicken, and no one is flinching.