Novell Challenges SCO's Linux Claims
from the whoops dept
Folks over at Novell have apparently been watching the "SCO vs. every Linux user" situation carefully because, as far as they knew, they still own the copyrights for Unix. Novell, of course, is one of the companies in the string of companies that have owned Unix. They say, when they sold it off, they kept the copyrights - and for the last few months SCO has been bugging Novell to transfer the copyrights to them. SCO, of course, denies this, and claims that Novell has it all wrong, claiming SCO has "all the rights and control of all copyrights and contracts." Clearly, one party is right in this and one is wrong - and it should be as simple as producing the original sale contract to figure out who is who. In the meantime, SCO's new licensing strategy has netted them a small profit, though that could be from the Microsoft licensing agreement, which many think was done just to fund SCO's anti-Linux tirade.