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Groklaw: Now It's Novell v. Canopy

May 13, 2004, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Now it's Novell and Canopy suing each other. You may have seen Grace Leong's exclusive story in the Daily Herald on April 2 about Canopy and Novell attending a hearing in a breach of contract case stemming from the DR-DOS lawsuit. Or maybe you didn't hear about it. I didn't until a reader sent it to me. There is, natch, an order sealing the case from the public, as always there seems to be in Canopy lawsuits, and that gives it a low profile and makes it hard to get a totally clear picture.

"According to the Daily Herald article, Canopy says it all happened like this: Novell was really the one that wanted to sue Microsoft but was afraid of retaliation. So they negotiated with Canopy to do it for them, then sold them rights to the DR-DOS source code on condition that Canopy sue Microsoft..."

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