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Mitchell Pronschinske: Daily Dose - Novell Keeps Unix Copyrights; Linux is Safe

Mitchell Pronschinske reports in a JavaLobby Daily Dose - Novell Keeps Unix Copyrights; Linux is Safe:

A US federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Novell owns the Unix copyrights, and not SCO. In the 7-year court battle, SCO claimed that copyrights transferred from their predecessor, the Santa Cruz Operation, to them. In the court ruling, the judge said that the copyrights never transferred to the Santa Cruz Operation in the first place. Tuesday's ruling was a key victory for IBM, who would have faced a multibillion dollar lawsuit had SCO won, and for Linux users, who could have been subject to fees if SCO had gotten the copyrights...

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