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SCO's KIA, But What About the Rest of the Troopers?

Aug 11, 2007, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"When Judge Kimball ruled against SCO in favor of Novell and said that Novell owned Unix's IP (intellectual property), that was the end of SCO. So now, SCO's legal cases are dead--but what about its friends and partners?

"I've said since the beginning that there was next to nothing to SCO's claims that Unix IP had illegally been transferred into Unix. After all, SCO itself had incorporated Linux code into Unix. I thought the APA (Asset Purchase Agreement), which gave SCO the right to sell Unix but didn't give the company the IP rights to Unix, would prove SCO's case's Achilles' heel.

"I presume SCO will appeal. Much good it will do them. SCO may still thrash a bit, like a snake with a broken back, but it's dead and done..."

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