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Legal concerns of all things have caused The SCO Group to rethink it plans to launch a pro-SCO propaganda web site meant to counter the popular Groklaw site.

SCO once vowed to have a live site up by Nov. 1. It hoped to spin breaking news surrounding its ongoing Unix/Linux related cases against the likes of IBM and Novell. Such a site seemed a bit redundant given SCO's active PR corps and existing legal pages, but the company felt it needed a way to offset the analysis provided at pro-Linux Groklaw.

SCO's hopes and dreams, however, have been slowed by the very lawyers it loves. A SCO spokeswoman told IDG News Service that "legal and management concerns about the content of the Web site" have put the project on hold. At the moment the SCOinfo.com page has a place holder only.

"It's still up for debate whether the Web site will ever go up," the spokeswoman told IDG.

The idea for the pro-SCO site initially cropped up after SCO suffered a string of legal setbacks in its cases against IBM and DaimlerChrysler. The company seemed to want a way to massage the way observers viewed various court decisions before Groklaw could attack. One can only hope that more sober minds convinced SCO that a propaganda page would be viewed as unprofessional and painfully slanted. ®

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