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The Age: Did SCO Actually Buy What It Thought It Bought?

Jan 08, 2004, 14:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Heath)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Just before Christmas last year, Novell announced publicly that SCO had known for some time that it did not receive all rights and ownership to UNIX technologies, despite public statements to the contrary. Novell has made public correspondence between lawyers representing both Novell and SCO. Read these in their entirety--they are quite enlightening.

"These letters finally start getting to the heart of the mysterious 'Amendment No. 2' which SCO referred to publicly in a press release dated June 6, claiming it transferred 'everything' to them and which Novell claimed never existed--Novell's legal team is adamant that no copy ever existed in their files. Bruce Lowry, director of public relations at Novell told me today, 'We've acknowledged publicly that Amendment 2 is valid, although we have not said we agree with SCO's interpretation of Amendment 2. As we said on December 22, we believe we've retained the ownership of UNIX copyrights and have registered those with the US Copyright Office...'"

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