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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google_ninja
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2006-02-05

Good post as usual butters. However, IBM bet the company again fairly recently, moving from a hardware company to an "eSolutions" company. This is why Linux is such a big deal to them, it is an OS they don't have to pay to build, and their clients don't have to pay to use. Sure they contribute, but the development effort they put in is a fraction of what it takes to roll and maintain your own OS. This is also why AIX has been languishing for so long.

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Languishing?
by chicklin on Thu 16th Aug 2007 13:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Novell will at least threaten to sue"
chicklin Member since:
2006-01-05

Explain to me how AIX is languishing. Last time I checked, they were poised to become the #1 commercial UNIX vendor in the world (if you don't count OSX), i.e. they were within a couple percentage points of Sun and gaining ground.

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