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

Nov 10, 2004, 14:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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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