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Linux's Moment of Truth: 2nd SCO Suit vs Daimler-Chrysler, No Less

Linux's Moment of Truth: 2nd SCO Suit vs Daimler-Chrysler, No Less

BREAKING NEWS:

SCO just announced it is filing against Daimler-Chrysler now too for alleged violations of its UNIX software agreement with SCO. The lawsuit will be filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court in the State of Michigan today.

According to the official SCO press release:

SCO's lawsuit seeks the following relief:

  • Enter an order that DaimlerChrysler has violated Section 2.05 of the Software Agreement by refusing to provide the certification of compliance with the "provisions" of that Agreement;

  • Enter an order permanently enjoining DaimlerChrysler from further violations of the DC Software Agreement; and

  • Issue a mandatory injunction requiring DaimlerChrysler to remedy the effects of its past violations of the DaimlerChrysler Software Agreement; and

  • Award damages in an amount to be determined at trial; and

  • Enter judgment in favor of Plaintiff together with costs, attorneys' fees and any such other or different relief that the Court may deem to be equitable and just.
  • The UK-based magazine PC Pro expresses the situation as follows:

    "SCO has filed suit against DaimlerChrysler for not responding to letters sent to Unix licencees demanding they perform a software audit proving they are complying with the confidentiality provisions and other terms of the software licence. SCO is seeking an injunction to bar DaimlerChrysler from further violations of that licence, to fix past violations and be awarded damages to be decided in court as well as costs. However, the violation in question is simply that of not responding to the audit request, rather than any misappropriation of trade secrets or use of Linux as with other litigation SCO is pursuing. "

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