[Talk] Novell the Red Knight...

Gordon Hubbard gordon at customtech.com.au
Thu May 29 01:01:33 EST 2003

Hi David,

Thanks for these links. Novells statements are VERY interesting!

BTW, AUUG has already put out a press release today (actually yesterday).
It's on the web here: http://www.auug.org.au/publications/press/


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On Thu, 29 May 2003, David J N Begley wrote:

> In case there's anyone left who hasn't already seen this, Novell has come out
> swinging (hard) against SCO and its claims against IBM and Linux.
> In short, Novell accuse SCO of falsely claiming ownership of UNIX intellectual
> property (pointing to public records and business correspondence indicating
> Novell still owns same) in order to "sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt ... in
> order to extort payments from Linux distributors and users".  Novell goes on
> to reiterate strong support for Linux and open source.
> This, of course, raises some rather embarrassing questions about Microsoft
> "supporting intellectual property ownership" by giving money to SCO recently.
> The Novell press release:
> http://www.novell.com/news/press/archive/2003/05/pr03033.html
> The inevitable Slashdot follow-up:
> http://slashdot.org/articles/03/05/28/1252229.shtml?tid=123&tid=130&tid=185&tid=190&tid=99
> Anyone writing any press release for AUUG should probably take this major
> development into account.
> Interesting times indeed...
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