Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:37 UTC
Novell and Ximian In the wake of last week's ruling that Novell, and not SCO, controls the copyrights covering UNIX, Novell is reassuring Unix users that it has no plans to follow in SCO's footsteps. Given that the company is no longer in the business of selling UNIX, it has no reason to pursue any copyright claims.
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IBM won't buy a Linux vendor. Let me provide some insight into IBM's corporate culture. This is a company that watches its partners and competitors come and go over the years while it remains the iconic leader of business technology. If Novell fails, it will be survived by other Linux vendors. If Linux fails, it will be survived by other operating systems.

The industry will change, and IBM will float with the currents. The only thing that can harm IBM is sticking to its guns when everybody else is moving on. If Novell's time is up, then IBM will move on along with everybody else. They already made their bet-the-company move back in the 60s. They don't need to do it ever again.

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