Subject: Re: German Software Group Threatens to Sue SCO on Linux
From: "Federico Lucifredi" <flucifredi@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 14:36:44 -0400

Whoa!
    All of a sudden, Novell's products seem a lot more interesting ;-)

    -F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Turoff" <ziggy@panix.com>
To: "Jonathan Corbet" <corbet-fsb@lwn.net>
Cc: <fsb@crynwr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 14:22
Subject: Re: German Software Group Threatens to Sue SCO on Linux


> On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 10:46:17AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > LinuxTag's release, for those who are interested:
> >
> > http://www.linuxtag.org/2003/de/press/releases.xsp?id=3
> >
> > The counterattacks are beginning.  It's probably too soon to start
> > relishing the prospect of looking down into the hole in the ground where
> > SCO used to be, but the temptation is strong...
>
> This bit of schadenfreude is *much* more interesting:
>
> http://www.novell.com/news/press/archive/2003/05/pr03033.html
>
> "To Novell's knowledge, the 1995 agreement governing SCO's
> purchase of UNIX from Novell does not convey to SCO the
> associated copyrights," Messman said in the letter. "We believe
> it unlikely that SCO can demonstrate that it has any ownership
> interest whatsoever in those copyrights. Apparently you share
> this view, since over the last few months you have repeatedly
> asked Novell to transfer the copyrights to SCO, requests that
> Novell has rejected."
>
> Z.
>
>