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Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights! Novell has right to waive! August 10, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Articles, Competition, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux.
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Hot off the presses from Groklaw: A ruling in the SCO vs. Novell case.

Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here it is as text. Here is what matters most:

[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

That’s Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that “SCO is obligated to recognize Novell’s waiver of SCO’s claims against IBM and Sequent”. That’s the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses.

more info here.