SCO’s long-running lawsuit against Novell over a number of patents involved around Unix copyright is over. SCO claimed to own Unix even after Novell bought it back near the turn of the century. SCO, the once great company reduced itself to a lawsuit machine and essentially attacked IBM and Novell for years.
“The jury could have rejected the testimony of SCO’s witnesses for a number of reasons, including their lack of involvement in drafting the APA, the fact that there was little testimony on any actual discussions concerning the transfer of copyrights, or that many of the witnesses had a financial interest in the litigation.”
“The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case forthwith,” Stewart writes in the final judgment. I believe that means SCO v. IBM is essentially over now, unless IBM wishes to pursue its counterclaims.
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