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Day 2 of the Novell v. SCO Trial

May 01, 2008, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Today's trial continued with Chris Sontag still on the stand with Novell's Eric Acker conducting redirect. Mr. Acker asked Mr. Sontag if he's aware of any code unique to UnixWare that is in Linux (that is, code not present in SVR4.2 for example). Chris responded, circuitously, that he is not aware of such.

"Regarding yesterday's discussion of the SCOTech program to license the libraries (to allow SCO compiled applications to run on Linux) Chris admitted no licenses had been issued under that program.

"When questioned about the 2003 Sun Agreement and Sun's already having had licenses for the 30+ pre-APA Unix releases, Mr. Sontag admitted Sun wanted an agreement that would loosen the confidentiality provisions on those releases..."

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