|FROM ||David Sugar
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] I sense a theme here...
On Tuesday 24 June 2003 05:40 pm, Inker, Evan wrote:
> SCO originally purchased the licensing or re-sell rights (not copyright or
> intellectual rights) from Novell who had bought Unix from AT&T. Novell has
> already stated that the copyrights to Unix has never been sold and remains
> the property of Novell and/or the Unix Group.
Appearently there was an ammendment that turned up which supports the view
that Novell did sell SCO "copyright". However, they did not sell existing
contracts, other than permitting SCO to collect on Novell's behalf.
Curiously, if SCO did somehow succeed in suing IBM, 95% of any collected
funds would rightly belong to Novell. But again, since the licenses in
question remain between Novell and outside parties, I do not understand SCO's
standing in the trade secret suit with IBM. The rest of it seems based on a
false claim to other people's copyrights.
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