Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Nov 2006 11:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Microsoft will pay Novell USD 348 million up front, but Novell will return USD 200 million of that amount over five years. The specific numbers came in an a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by Novell late Tuesday. "The financial commitments Microsoft is making as part of this agreement are significant," company CEO Ron Hovsepian said in a statement. In related news, Microsoft has denied that its patent deal with Novell is in breach of the GPL or will automatically spread Microsoft's patent protection to other Linux distributions.
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SCO/Novell Ownership of Linux
by slashdev on Wed 8th Nov 2006 15:09 UTC
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Does anyone know what was decided between SCO and Novell? The proceeding seemed very scary, because the argument (Between SCO and Novell) basically came down to saying "Novell owns Linux (Unix?), not SCO. Novell did not transfer ownership of Linux (Unix?) over to SCO"

Is this were the argument was left? Anyone know of a site that explains what happened? Was there some resolution pointing out that Novell cant pull a SCO and charge fees for linux usage in some distant (or near) future....

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Kishe Member since:

I thin Microsoft is creating second apple from Novel...soon you'll see microsoft buying whole lot of Novell shares and then give Novel all freebies that makes linux - windows interoperatibility(sp) top notch and ensure novel crushes any chances for other linux companies to grow while decoying their monopoly by having a "strong competant" that they net money from tough.

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dylansmrjones Member since:

Linux isn't Unix.

Go check Groklaw for more information on SCO Group (formerly known as Caldera Linux) vs. Novell - and of course checking out Novell vs. SCO Group at the same time.

There is nothing in the SCO cases to be worried about, since any Unix code in Linux would be free for use anyway.

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