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Novell vs. SCO and the fate of Unix is in a jury's hands.

Mar 30, 2010, 01:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I've given up on predicting when the zombie movie series staring the undead SCO monster is finally going to stay quietly in its grave Still, this week a jury is deciding whether SCO or Novell owns Unix's intellectual property rights.

"You may have thought that this was settled. Most of us who followed SCO certainly thought that was a done deal. After all, the matter of who owns Unix comes down to a fairly simple issue of contract law and not some esoteric IP (intellectual property) legal gymkhana. And, no matter how SCO sliced it, Judge Dale Kimball decided that Novell owned Unix's copyrights. Alas, another judge decided last August that Kimball had had no right to make that call and that a jury should decide who Unix's copyrights instead."

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