SCO Unix licence irrevocable, says IBM

IBM has told that SCO cannot carry out its threat to revoke its Unix licence on 13 June. Last week SCO vice president Chris Sontag said that SCO would enforce its threat to complete its revocation of IBM's licence, and that Big Blue would be liable for every single AIX deployment.

But Adam Jollans, IBM's manager of worldwide Linux marketing strategy, dismissed Sontag's warning. "The contract IBM has for Unix is perpetual and irrevocable," he said.

Jollans admitted he was constrained in what he could say ahead of any possible court case, but said that IBM believed SCO's claims were unsubstantiated.

"The SCO case has in no way changed our commitment to customers," he added.

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