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Groklaw: SCO is Toast, Novell owns Unix Copyrights

Head on over to Groklaw for the scoop and detailed analysis, but the short of it is that Judge Kimball has issued a ruling on some of the summary judgments in SCO v Novell, and it is not good if you are a fan of SCO:

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 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.


Of course, we all know that the writing has been on the wall for SCO for some time, that's why Microsoft took to selling their Linux Right-to-Use Patent Licenses directly - and to more people than just Sun.

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