SCO Wins Small Victory in UNIX Copyright Case

Lora Bentley

No, you did not misread that headline, and yes, I am talking about UNIX copyrights. CNET News blogger Stephen Shankland reports that an appeals court ruled in SCO's favor Monday, overturning a lower court ruling that Novell had retained UNIX copyrights when it sold its UNIX business.


Shankland says a "close reading" of the UNIX asset purchase agreement between Novell and Santa Cruise Operation convinced the appeals court to send the issue to trial. The appeals court did not, however, overturn the lower court's decision that SCO owes Novell royalties.


Last year I was shocked to find out this case was still dragging on. I'm not surprised in the least today. This time next year, we'll probably see another update.

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