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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
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HP First to Provide Legal Security Blanket for Linux
HP First to Provide Legal Security Blanket for Linux

HP has announced that they will offer legal idemnification to their customers who purchase Linux-bundled computers from the San Jose-based company. In other words, they are assuming all legal liability in regards to any damages that a customer may be required to pay as a result of of the still as yet unresolved SCO lawsuit.

The offer comes with a few strings attached, but also with a few bonuses. On the fine-print side, customers can't run any version of Linux they wish, they have to run an HP-provided binary version. HP indicates that they'll handle things like security patches on a case-by-case basis. On the other hand, if a customer were to take the Linux distribution media that came with their purchase and install it on existing HP hardware, they would also be covered on the new installs.

SCO has responded with an interesting piece of spin, claiming that this validates their claim that end users could face financial penalties if they continue to run "unlicensed" copies of Linux. One interesting point made in SCO's press release, and one that many open source advocates have been wondering about, is why Red Hat and other Linux vendors such as Dell have not stepped up to the plate the way HP has done today.

About James Turner
James Turner is president of Black Bear Software. James was formerly senior editor of Linux.SYS-CON.com and has also written for Wired, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. He is currently working on his third book on open source development.

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