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Day 3 in Novell v. SCO; and Some Bankruptcy Filings

May 02, 2008, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Day 3 of the SCO v Novell trial started with SCO's Edward Normand calling William Broderick, SCO's Director of Software Licensing. He said he is responsible for all contract licensing. He was first employed under Unix System Laboratories and continued his employment under Novell, Santa Cruz, and SCO (with the exception of a brief period with a different company).

"Mr. Broderick discussed various definitions, software license types (binary and source), and what software versions were licensed under his tenure.

"Mr. Normand showed a Unisys Corp. software supplement 202 executed with Unix System Labs in 1991 (pre-Novell). Mr. Broderick read out the fee of $455,000. Mr. Normand then showed a series of software licensing order forms with their associated Prior Products appendixes spanning a wide period of time and executed by Unix System Labs, Novell and Santa Cruz. Mr. Broderick explained they look the same because in transition meetings from Novell to Santa Cruz they were told to only change the name on forms..."

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