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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watchingeyes
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2007-05-04

Well, considering Novell would have no rights to demand royalties due to their ongoing distribution of Linux under the GPL, thus relinquishing any copyright claims they could have against it, about all they would accomplish is landing themselves in the same mess SCO is in currently.

If Novell's shareholders really demand for that to happen, they're about as stupid as the people who invested in SCO without doing even the most basic level of research re: their claims.

I simply don't see it happening. SCO was a rare case of a company launching a blitzkrieg with a butter knife (and a brittle one that was about to snap at that)....most business people are not that stupid.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

I simply don't see it happening. SCO was a rare case of a company launching a blitzkrieg with a butter knife (and a brittle one that was about to snap at that)....most business people are not that stupid.

Then how do you explain the massive gains SCO made when they made the announcement that they were suing IBM?

Either they ARE that stupid, or, more likely, their greed dwarfs their intelligence.

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