Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 19:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Novell and Ximian Novell has been pretty much for sale for six months, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Novell's Linux business may be bought by VMware. Novell's other assets, which includes Novell Netware, will then be bought by a private-equity backed software company called Attachmate Corp.
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by VistaUser on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:11 UTC
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A problem with sales and acquisitions is who buys the different offloaded segments.

I assume one of the slices of Novel will own the Unix copyrights?

The last thing we need is a resurrection of the zombie that is SCO.

It probably has a lot of other copyrights and intellectual property that could do serious damage in the hands of other organisations.

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