Friday, August 10, 2007

SCO loses, Novell (and almost everyone else) wins!

An article at Groklaw has the good news:

"Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most:
[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights."

I'm sure there will be appeals, but this should be the beginning of the end of this chapter in the FUD wars.

Yes, there is a security angle here. One less bogus legal threat hanging over our heads for using Open Source software. Don't forget, just about everyone uses some Linux somewhere- on cell phones, media devices, network appliances and of course computers.