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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glarepate
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2006-01-04

Then I take it you have never seen any of the documents exchanged between Novell and Caldera/tSCOg wherein Novell explicitly denied the validity of all claims to any IP not actually written or subsequently purchased by the Gang That Couldn't Sue Straight.

There was never any question about Caldera not owning stuff that they never bought from the Santa Cruz Operation to begin with and Novell slapped them hard with notice of that fact from the very beginning. However, faith frequently overrides reason. That is it's advantage over rational thought: It can accomplish miracles that violate the rules of the mundane world.

YMMV

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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Then I take it you have never seen any of the documents exchanged between Novell and Caldera/tSCOg wherein Novell explicitly denied the validity of all claims to any IP not actually written or subsequently purchased by the Gang That Couldn't Sue Straight.
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Some time after SCO pressed their law suits, Novell took a look and made their claims. SCO decided to press their "Slander of Title" suit.

There was *every* question about who owned the copyrights. The court of public opinion, at least in the more informed circles, decided early on that SCO did not own the copyrights.

But the court of law has only just ruled on the matter.

It took 4+ years for a court of law to decide. So the alternating question marks and exclamation points in your subject line are quite inappropriate.

I maintain that until the SCO thing blew in, the documents in question were sitting in a drawer with about an inch and a half of dust on top.

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