FSF's Position regarding SCO's attacks on Free Software
Much press coverage has been given in the last months to SCO's press and
legal attacks on Free Software and the GNU/Linux system. Even though
these attacks have narrowed from a focus on the whole GNU/Linux system to
the kernel named Linux specifically, FSF, particularly through our General
Counsel Eben Moglen, remains deeply involved in strategic planning for the
community's responses to SCO.
Professor Moglen has been coordinating with IBM's lawyers on the
matter, including both their inside and outside counsel. He has
coordinated with OSDL, who employ Linus Torvalds, the original author and
a key copyright holder of the kernel named Linux. Professor Moglen
continues diplomatic efforts throughout the Free Software and Open Source
Movements, and throughout the technology industry, to bring together a
broad, coordinated coalition to oppose SCO, both legally and in the
On this site, we will publish documents related to our work opposing SCO.
- The SCO Subpoena of FSF, by
Bradley M. Kuhn, released on Tuesday 18 May 2004.
- SCO: Without Fear and Without Research , by
Eben Moglen, released on Monday 24 November 2003.
- SCO Scuttles Sense, Claiming GPL Invalidity, by
Eben Moglen, released on Monday 18 August 2003.
- Questioning SCO: A Hard Look at Nebulous Claims, by
Eben Moglen, released on Friday 1 August 2003.
- SCO, GNU, and Linux, by
Richard Stallman, released on Sunday 29 June 2003.
- FSF Statement on SCO v. IBM, by
Eben Moglen, released on Friday 27 June 2003.