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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

I want to add:

If an agreement has no time limit then it is unlimited in time. All agreements are perpetual unless otherwise stated.

That's why the MS EULA contains a provision for Microsoft to change the license and the license agreement at any given time - and that's why most agreements contain a provision for annulling the agreement with a prior notice. In Denmark for an instance an agreement for renting an apartment will typically contain a provision for annulling the agreement with a prior notice of 3 months.

Your statement about Linux is nonsens. The moment something is licensed under the GPL you cannot revoke it for those who have already received the software under the GPL. It is a perpetual license, and it clearly states so. All agreements are perpetual unless otherwise stated. If it has no time limit it has no time limit and you cannot get out of it without breaking the agreement (Breech of Agreement) in which case you ass will most likely be sued to pieces.

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