internetnews.com: Novell CEO Defends Company, Linux Plans

“A day after getting slapped with a new lawsuit over Linux, the
top man at Novell Wednesday said 2004 will be a year of further
growth of open source in major enterprise applications and the
desktop — albeit with a few assumptions.

“Company CEO Jack Messman said, first his company must defend
itself against a lawsuit filed by SCO Group against it Tuesday. SCO
Group is alleging that Novell has improperly filed copyright
registrations for Unix technology it says is covered by SCO’s

“The Lindon, Utah-based firm also charges Novell with making
false public statements regarding the ownership of Unix and
UnixWare. The two companies have a bitter history of sparing over
the bragging rights to the enterprise operating system…”


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