Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 17:30 UTC, submitted by Rob
Novell and Ximian Novell has filed its response to SCO Group slander of title case against it, making the same claim against the Unix vendor and adding that it believes it is entitled to 95% of SCO's intellectual property licensing revenue. This legal filing is the latest twist in the long-running argument between SCO and Novell over which company holds the copyrights to the UnixWare operating system and Unix System V code base, and could have a financial impact on SCO's other legal claims.
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UNIX System V == commodity
by butters on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 19:48 UTC
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All this mess is a sore on the entire IT industry and it needs to stop. SysV is old, its technology has been surpassed by anyone and everyone in the nix world, and it is of no use in today's business climate. The remaining use of "UNIX" is the ideas expressed in its portability and coherent interface for application programming. The details of implementation, deployment, and environment are what sells UNIX and provides value for customers.

Virtualization, manageability, reliability, failover, scalability, security. These are what sell UNIX today, and none of these things have anything to do with the codebase that everyone is arguing over.

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