Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:17 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has published a statement after the court ruling in their case against Novell: "The company is obviously disappointed with the ruling issued last Friday. However, the court clearly determined that SCO owns the copyrights to the technology developed or derived by SCO after Novell transferred the assets to SCO in 1995." And at the end: "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
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Beat.
by systyrant on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:39 UTC
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2007-01-18

SCO has more or less been beat. My feeling is that they probably aren't going to win many more of their claims. I figure at some point they will be forced into bankruptcy, sold off for outstanding debts, and Unix will completely go back to Novell (probably even the changes SCO might own).

Personally, I think they ought to sh*t can the CEO and start working on a new open source friendly campaign.

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RE: Beat.
by ParanoidAndroid on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:44 in reply to "Beat."
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2006-03-26

Yep they try to avoid bankruptcy. Nice win for the patent (or copyright as it is called here) haters!

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RE[2]: Beat.
by biteydog on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:52 in reply to "RE: Beat."
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2005-10-06

This is a copyright case, NOT a patent case. They aren't alternative names for the same thing, they are different.

For example Europe does not recognise software patents.
It does however recognise copyright.

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RE[2]: Beat.
by systyrant on Mon 13th Aug 2007 18:12 in reply to "RE: Beat."
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

Well, it's copyrights. SCO didn't loose any copyrights they owned. No code was forced into public domain. So I'm not seeing how this is a win for copyright haters (or patent haters for that matter).

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RE: Beat.
by borker on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:46 in reply to "Beat."
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2006-04-04

Personally, I think they ought to sh*t can the CEO and start working on a new open source friendly campaign.


Too little, too late I suspect (though canning Darl would just be plain funny). SCO owe novell for the MS and Sun deals and any other scosource deals presumably (forget the name of the ISP who went in on that ATM). They don't bring enough to the table for the OSS community to bother to do anything more than grind out the remaining ill-will it (quite rightfully IMHO) feels toward SCO and a change of name, management and attitude would probably not be enough to change that.

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