Thread: Novell Owns UNIX !
August 11th, 2007, 07:44 AM #1
Novell Owns UNIX !
According to my research the courts have decided in the matter of Novell vs SCO and SCO vs Novell that
Novell owns UNIX!
Eat the BROWN stuff on my lawn SCO!
A federal court in Utah ruled that Novell Inc., not SCO Group Inc., is the rightful owner of the copyright in the Unix operating system.
The ruling is a boon to the "open source" software movement and to Linux, the freely available computer operating system that has become an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.
The ruling will harm SCO's efforts to claim money from installations of Linux. The decision also will aid a Novell ally, International Business Machines Corp., which has been defending a separate suit from SCO over Linux.
Novell senior vice president and general counsel Joe LaSala said, "The court's ruling has cut out the core of SCO's case and, as a result, eliminates SCO's threat to the Linux community based upon allegations of copyright infringement of Unix." He added, "We are extremely pleased with the outcome."
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August 11th, 2007, 08:51 AM #2
This is goodIf only the dead can speak, then we will know what's happening to us all next...
August 11th, 2007, 09:35 AM #3
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Novell is a step up from SCO, but still not quite there from a viability standpoint IMO. These days, Novell is not exactly the pinnacle of open source friendliness.Robert Richmond | Infinite perceptions. One reality.
August 21st, 2007, 10:49 AM #5
Since Novell is partnered with MS, that worries me greatly. We need another company to come along buy the Unix rights from MS. Like one of the large Linux vendors that won't be going away any time soon. Or IBM even. All they have to do is buy the rights and patents and copyrights, etc, etc away from Novell and just LEAVE THEM.
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