"It's over. The jury has found that the copyrights did not go to
SCO under the APA or anything else. The verdict is in. Novell has
the news up on their website already, but I heard it from Chris
Brown also. Here's the brief Novell statement:
"Today, the jury in the District Court of Utah trial between SCO
Group and Novell issued a verdict.
"Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision
confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which
SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains
committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the
intellectual property front.
"This decision is good news for Novell, for Linux, and for the
open source community.
"Thank you, Novell, for never giving up, and never giving in.
Those of us who love to use Linux will forever be thankful to
"The next question will be: what will Edward Cahn do now that
his theory that SCO had valid claims has bitten the dust? Will he
pay back the loan from Ralph Yarro so as not to default on the
loan? That's what they indicated they'd do, but I would like to see
it in black and white, a done deal.
"What a waste of money this all has been, and if the only folks
who get paid in the end are Cahn's lawyers and SCO's lawyers,
something is seriously rotten in this picture."