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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And if the community really trusts IBM, in the long run, we're sunk.

And beyond that the Novell user/admin community as well. Not that I think it would happen, but IBM outright purchasing Novell would be a death blow to a legitimate competitor to Microsoft in the directory services and identity management market. I couldn't see IBM doing anything outside of striping and destroying. That seems to be the common outcome when company A buys company B.

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