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Groklaw: 1995 Minutes of Novell’s BD of Directors Says Novell Would Retain UNIX Copyrights

“Something extraordinary has happened. Novell has filed its
Reply in Support of Novell’s Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint,
and in the document it reveals that it has filed an exhibit, the
1995 minutes from the corporate kit of a meeting of the Board of
Directors, which clearly and unequivocably say that Novell was to
retain the UNIX copyrights in the sale to Santa Cruz that year:

“‘Moreover, contemporaneous, authoritative documentary evidence
shows that at the highest levels of the organization, Novell
approved the transaction on the understanding that “Novell will
retain all of its… copyrights…'”

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