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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RE[4]: Open Message to Novell
by Moulinneuf on Thu 16th Aug 2007 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Open Message to Novell"
Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

"but what would be the point?"

Merging of source code and of software , better seamless integration , direct porting of code to the GNU/Linux OS under the GPL , etc ...

"People who use Unix SysV by and large already have a paid-up license for it."

Your poor understanding of all the technology under it is the problem , you seem to suggest and clearly say that Unix technology today is irrelevant , outdated and that GNU/Linux as an exact replacement for all of it.

Or even more irrelevant that failing product and project from other people aka BSD and Caldera ( who is known as SCO this day's ) are based of derivative copy of UNIX.

"People who run Linux don't need Unix to be under the GPL because Linux is not a copy of Unix. "

Since there not copy of each other , and they can be merged at the source code, would you not see that one could gain strength of the other. Not to mention better compatibility and communication between the two. Clearly not apparently.

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BSD is Unix , it's a copy of a derivative of Unix under a protection clause , it's not part of the Unix copyrights.

Unix 32V is not part of the Unix copyright.

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Unix and GNU/Linux merged under the GPL inside OIN , Now I see why you claim don't see the point ( BSD and Unix 32V ). So my participation in this thread with you is done.

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