SCO, Novell Wage Legal Unix Fight
Following a a judge's ruling Monday that overturned a 2007 decision, SCO and Novell are anticipating another day in court to settle who owns Unix copyrights.
A decision favoring Novell was overturned in a 54-page decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed the 2007 summary judgment in Utah.
That ruling found that Novell was the owner of Unix and UnixWare copyrights.
The case has been sent back to trial, at which point Novell said it is carefully studying the court's decision and is not backing down.
"Novell intends to vigorously defend the case and the interests of its Linux customers and the greater open source community. We remain confident in the ultimate outcome of the dispute," the company said today in a statement.
SCO also is looking forward to having another day in court, saying in its own statement: "We are pleased that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed material aspects of the district court's 2007 summary judgment against SCO."
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