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Court Rules: Novell Owns the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights...

Aug 11, 2007, 14:00 (42 Talkback[s])
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"Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here it is as text. Here is what matters most:

"[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

"That's Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that 'SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and Sequent.' That's the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses...."

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Novell Statement on Today's SCO Ruling

This is the full, brief statement from Novell made last night.

" From Joe LaSala, Novell senior vice president and general counsel:

"'In the spring of 2003, Novell set out to ensure that SCO's groundless claims would not interfere with the development of Linux. Today's court ruling vindicates the position Novell has taken since the inception of the dispute with SCO, and it settles the issue of who owns the copyrights of UNIX in Novell's favor. The court's ruling has cut out the core of SCO;s case and, as a result, eliminates SCO's threat to the Linux community based upon allegations of copyright infringement of UNIX. We are extremely pleased with the outcome.'"

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