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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RE[3]: Open Message to Novell
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Aug 2007 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Message to Novell"
lemur2
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Well, that's the Linux part. I think the french guy was thinking of putting Unix (the parts owned by Novell) under the GPL.

Of course I could be misreading.


Maybe he was, but what would be the point?

People who use Unix SysV by and large already have a paid-up license for it.

People who run Linux don't need Unix to be under the GPL because Linux is not a copy of Unix.

BSD Unix is already liberally licensed and open source.

Finally, Unix 32V (aka ancient Unix) is already released as public domain code.

http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Caldera-license.pdf

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