Linux Legal Defense Fund

By Deane Barker on January 12, 2004

Intel, IBM backing new fund to defend Linux users: The truth of SCO shows through when the mere forming of a legal defense fund to fight them off causes their shares to drop 9%.

An industry group formed to promote Linux — an operating system that provides an alternative to Unix and to Microsoft’s dominant Windows software — said Monday it has formed a “Linux legal defense fund” and that the No. 1 computer company and No.1 semiconductor company have agreed to help fund it.