An industry first from HP: Linux IP indemnity.
HP have waded into the SCO fray and seem to be supporting SCO in their action against IBM et al.
HP have announced that they will indemnify users of binary only Linux distributions that they bought with their HP kit from IP action from SCO.
Although on the surface this seems really great, it’s received groans from all corners.
On the one hand SCO see it as a big win, they consider this an admission from HP that there claims are founded.
On the other hand, the open source community feel that if HP are serious, then they must go further: the indemnity seems to be worth little as you may not modify or upgrade your distro.
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