SCO Insurance

By Deane Barker on April 19, 2004

Start-up launches Linux legal protection

Open Source Risk Management plans on Monday to begin selling Linux users protection against copyright infringement claims such as those levied by the SCO Group.

The New York-based company is launching the insurance-like offering after a six-month study that compared Linux with several versions of Unix. The evaluation uncovered no copyright problems with versions 2.4 or 2.6 of Linux’s heart, or kernel, a finding that contradicts SCO’s legal attack on IBM, AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler.



  1. I could see where a corporation would feel like it need to cya, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend purchasing the insurance. SCO about ready to crash and burn. Even if some entity of SCO does survive, I think IBM is all the insurance you’d need.

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