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SCO Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy September 14, 2007

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Read the latest from Groklaw,

Here’s the title of the press release: “The SCO Group Files Chapter 11 to Protect Assets as It Addresses Potential Financial and Legal Challenges”, which you can find here. They say reorganization “ensures business as usual.” You can find information on Chapter 11 bankruptcy here. Here’s a paper that says that a study they conducted indicated that firms generally benefit from Chapter 11

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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.

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Novell to SUSE users: Don’t worry about Microsoft’s stand on GPLv3 July 11, 2007

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Article from NetworkWorld.

Novell’s Lowry said users who obtain their Linux via a certificate from Microsoft will get a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificate provided by Microsoft. Users who have already received SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates from Microsoft are not affected, he said.

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Desktop Publishing in OfficeOffice.org ? June 13, 2007

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“Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?” Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer “no,” and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs — Draw and Writer — each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

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Who can you trust? May 10, 2007

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Read John Dragoon’s blog entry about trust.  A much needed view into recent press around the Novell / MS interoperability deal.

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BrainShare: NOWS, you just don’t know the Value March 21, 2007

Posted by tforgetta in Competition, GroupWise, NetWare, Novell Open Workgroup Suite, OES Linux, OES NetWare, Press.
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You may ask yourself, how could Novell possibly squeeze more value into the Open Workgroup Suite?

The new Novell Open Workgroup Suite Value Pack program entitles customers who purchase the Novell Open Workgroup Suite or renew their maintenance contracts between March 19 and Aug. 31, 2007, to purchase select third-party products at a discount. These products – which include GWAVA* Retain*, McAfee* LinuxShield*, Omni Technology Solutions’ Linux Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, and Syncsort* Backup Express – add value to one or more components of the Novell Open Workgroup Suite.

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Microsoft customers melting down over Daylight Saving patches March 8, 2007

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A number of users in the DST chat room are reporting problems getting their Blackberry servers and devices to sync up with their DST-patched Exchange servers. Others, in spite of Microsoft warnings to apply DST patches in a specific order, are running into problems because they are attempting to patch Exchange before Windows.

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