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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binarycrusader
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2005-07-06

The thing here is that they're saying “OpenSolaris will stay open”.

No, they're not saying that. Sun bought their rights to UNIX from AT&T as a co-inventor long before Novell ever had the rights to begin with. The only thing Sun licensed from SCO was the rights to some code that SCO had that were not part of the original UNIX codebase.

See this thread:
http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=37176&tstart=0

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