SCO Targets SGI

By Deane Barker on October 2, 2003

SCO to yank SGI’s Unix license: True to rumors, and just like they did with IBM, SCO has announced it will revoke SGI’s license.

“‘We have received a letter from SCO Group alleging that, as a result of our activities related to the Linux operating system, we are in breach of the fully paid license under which we distribute our Irix operating system,’ the SGI filing said. ‘The letter purports to terminate our Unix System V license effective Oct. 14, 2003. We believe that the SCO Group’s allegations are without merit and that our fully paid license is nonterminable. There can be no assurance that this dispute with SCO Group will not escalate into litigation.’”