Groklaw: Novell Files Answer and Counterclaims, and Tells Us the Rest of the SCO Story
Jul 30, 2005, 16:30 (12 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to rm6990
for this link. ]
"I know you are waiting with eager anticipation, because today
is the day Novell was to file its answer to SCO's slander of title
complaint. I have verified that they have done so. Here is what I
know so far, with the document to follow as soon as possible.
UPDATE: Here it is, Novell's Answer and Counterclaims.
"Here's the big news. Novell tells the court that SCO contacted
Novell after Darl McBride took the helm, and they asked Novell to
go in with them in a 'Linux licensing program.' Novell refused to
participate, calling it a 'scheme.' It was in that context that SCO
asked Novell to give them the Unix copyrights. They repeatedly made
such requests, asking Novell to amend the Novell-Santa Cruz
agreement to give SCO the copyrights. Novell repeatedly said