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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 no..."

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