[TUHS] Novell, not SCO, found to own "Unix"

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Sun Apr 1 00:56:51 AEST 2018

On Fri, 30 Mar 2018, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> Time for another hand-grenade in the duck pond :-)  Or as we call it 
> down-under, "stirring the possum".
> On this day in 2010, it was found unanimously that Novell, not SCO, owned 
> "Unix".  SCO appealed later, and it was dismissed "with prejudice"; SCO 
> shares plummeted as a result.
> As an aside, this was the first and only time that I was on IBM's side, and I 
> still wonder whether M$ was bankrolling SCO in an effort to wipe Linux off 
> the map; what sort of an idiot would take on IBM?

My initial thought, when I saw that SCO had filed the $1B lawsuit, was
that maybe Darl McBride was hoping that the next headline people read
would be "IBM acquires SCO for $(some amount below $1B)."

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

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