FRAMINGHAM (10/24/2003) - Any company not among the country's 1,000 largest is out of luck if it's interested in getting a license from The SCO Group Inc. to protect itself from possible litigation. SCO spokesman Blake Stowell says smaller companies should still contact SCO about buying a license in the future to lock in at a discounted price, "but for right now, we're only selling to the Fortune 1000. We would rather spend a few days in the sales cycle selling to one large company in a big license deal than spend several months dealing with every individual company, large and small, to gain the same amount of revenue," he says. SCO rolled out the SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux in August as a way for companies to protect themselves from what SCO says are intellectual property violations in Linux. The license is US$699 per one processor server and will jump to $1,400 on Nov. 1.