An IBM spokeswomen on Wednesday declined to comment on the latest SCO allegations, citing SCOs pending litigation against IBM. But Leigh Day, a spokeswoman for leading Linux distributor Red Hat Inc., told eWEEK on Wednesday that it had yet to see any formal complaints against it from SCO. The company had also not been contacted by SCO in this regard. "Weve heard all these allegations and rumours and threats, but we havent seen any specific code referenced that we are in violation of. We have done extensive work to make sure that we are not in violation, and we take intellectual property very seriously. We remain certain that we are not in violation of anyones intellectual property," she said."Similar to analogous efforts underway in the music industry, we are prepared to take all actions necessary to stop the ongoing violation of our intellectual property or other rights. SCOs actions may prove unpopular with those who wish to advance or otherwise benefit from Linux as a free software system for use in enterprise applications. "However, our property and contract rights are important and valuable; not only to us, but to every individual and every company whose livelihood depends on the continued viability of intellectual and intangible property rights in a digital age," the letter said.
SCOs public warning on Wednesday follows a letter to this effect that the company sent to some 1,500 of the largest global enterprises earlier this week, in which it warned that it "believed that Linux infringes on our Unix intellectual property and other rights. We intend to aggressively protect and enforce these rights.