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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jakesdad
Member since:
2005-12-28

Why do you automatically assume they would sue linux users? Linux is not unix,,, remember? They are reassuring Unix users....

But why wouldn't they sue, lets say, SCO for using unix parts without permission, in openserver or unixware.

Novell distributes a Linux distro... They arent going to sue linux users, the software is already GPL'd. Linux doesnt have anything to worry about... Its the Unix vendors that should make sure their ducks are in a row.

Edited 2007-08-15 23:22

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dbodner Member since:
2007-07-01

"Novell distributes a Linux distro... They arent going to sue linux users"


Didn't we say the same thing about Caldera?

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

I begrudgingly admit the truth of your comment and have voted you up in spite of my feelings about this potential issue re: Novell.

Thank you, Sir! May I have another!!

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mheath Member since:
2007-04-24

Yes but the key difference is that Caldera claimed they didn't know that "their" Unix code was in Linux. Novell would have a much harder time making such an argument with all the noise Caldera made.

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