SCO Sets Linux Price: $1,399
Linux users will have to pay $1,399 for the "SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux"; introductory pricing will be $699.Its the end of the line for free Linux, if The SCO Group Inc. gets its way. The company on Tuesday set a price tag on the open-source OS: the "SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux" will cost $1,399 for single-CPU servers. The company said an introductory server price of $699 for one CPU will be available though Oct. 15.
"We believe it is necessary for Linux customers to properly license SCOs IP if they are running Linux 2.4 kernel and later versions for commercial purposes," Chris Sontag, senior vice president and general manager of SCOsource, the intellectual-property licensing division of SCO, said in the release.