SCO: Going, going, gone?
Last week, a judge ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the rights to Unix code and that SCO can't sue IBM for violating rights it doesn't own, signaling that the endless, $5 billion legal battle over Linux may soon be at an end.
That's not how SCO sees it, naturally. In an attempt to make batteries out of battery acid, the company is spinning the ruling in a positive light:
The court clearly determined that SCO owns the copyrights to the technology developed or derived by SCO after Novell transferred the assets to SCO in 1995.....What's more, the court did not dismiss our claims against Novell regarding the non compete provisions of the 1995 Technology License Agreement relating to Novell's distribution of Linux to the extent implicated by the technology developed by SCO after 1995.