Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:17 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has published a statement after the court ruling in their case against Novell: "The company is obviously disappointed with the ruling issued last Friday. However, the court clearly determined that SCO owns the copyrights to the technology developed or derived by SCO after Novell transferred the assets to SCO in 1995." And at the end: "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
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RE[2]: keep exploring
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Aug 2007 04:13 UTC in reply to "RE: keep exploring"
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Oooh. I wonder how hard it would be to buy them out now...?

It would be very expensive.

There are a lot of counterclaims against SCO still "on the table". There are counterclaims of slander of title from Novel, counterclaims of copyright infringement from IBM, and any number of claims under the Lanham act from everyone and his dog, including RedHat.

Given that SCO do not have the UNIX copyrights, (let alone that Linux is not a copy of UNIX code), all of these claims against SCO are pretty much slam dunk.

Any buyer of SCO would have to answer to all these claims.

No-one is going to buy SCO.

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