Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that it would protect its Linux customers from any legal action that the SCO Group might take against them. For the past several months, the SCO Group has charged that the Linux kernel violates its rights because the open-source operating system includes elements of SCO's Unix System V source code. SCO claims the right to seek compensation from Linux users for alleged violations of its copyrights.

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