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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BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Thatnks for that wonderfully optimistic view of things. Novell is one company that hasn't really acted that way in the past, but you are sure they'll do it in the future.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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Novell is one company that hasn't really acted that way in the past, but you are sure they'll do it in the future.
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I suspect so, yes. They've not done anything to make me think that they will *not* take the short-sighted view, as most corps seem to do when things get tough. And my crystal ball shows things getting very tough, indeed, for Novell in the future.

Edited 2007-08-15 23:47

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jakesdad Member since:
2005-12-28

why would things get tough for Novell in the future?

If anything happens IBM would just buy them. IBM already has one foot in the door there anyway.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"suspect so, yes. They've not done anything to make me think that they will *not* take the short-sighted view, as most corps seem to do when things get tough"

Haven't really haven't done anything to make me think that they will, and they've been losing marketshare for years. They've owned the Unix copyrights for long enough to make me think that if they haven't done it now, they probably won't.

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