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MozillaQuest: Novell Motion to Dismiss Holds Key to SCO Anti-Linux Claims

Feb 18, 2004, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"SCO (SCOX) could end up suffering a fatal blow to its anti-Linux war if the United States District Court for Utah grants Novell's Motion to Dismiss the SCO v Novell lawsuit. In its anti-Linux war, SCO claims that it owns the copyrights to some Unix code that SCO alleges has been placed in the GNU-Linux operating system. The primary thrust to Novell's Motion to Dismiss the SCO v Novell lawsuit is that SCO does not own any Unix copyrights.

"On the other hand, refusal of the Utah Court to dismiss the SCO v Novell lawsuit could mean that SCO does indeed have a claim to the Unix copyrights. A decision in this lawsuit could come anytime after SCO files its reply to Novell's Motion to Dismiss. Or, the trial court judge could ask the parties to file additional documents and/or schedule the matter for oral argument--thus delaying disposal of Novell's Motion to Dismiss..."

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