[COLOR=#1951B9][URL=http://www.ev1servers.net/]EV1Servers[/URL] CEO Robert Marsh says he realizes his company might be "vilified" for signing a licensing agreement with [URL=http://www.thescogroup.com/]The SCO Group[/URL], becoming the first publicly identified company to have paid SCO to settle its disputed legal claims involving Linux. But Marsh said the company acted to protect its customers, some of whom were expressing concern about the SCO case.

By paying a licensing fee to insulate itself against SCO's legal claims, EV1Servers drew immediate fire from many corners of the Linux community, with some [URL=http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/01/1818201&mode=thread]Slashdot[/URL] readers suggesting a boycott of the company. EV1Servers is one of the largest dedicated hosting companies, with more than 11,000 Linux servers visible on the Web, according to our [URL=http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2003/11/18/fastest_growing_hosting_companies_over_last_year.html]most recent survey[/URL][/COLOR]

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