Another Day, Another Knockout Punch Aimed at SCO
Novell asks the courts to rule that Novell, not SCO, is the one that decides what can and can't be done with IBM's Unix contracts. (Linux-Watch)Last week saw the end of most of The SCO Groups claims that IBM contributed Unix code to Linux. Now, Novell has filed a motion that undercuts all of SCOs contract claims against IBM, based on a "silver bullet" clause in the original sale of Unix to SCO. In its latest legal move against SCO, Novell on Dec. 1 filed for partial summary judgment against SCO in its own case. In this motion, Novell is asking the U.S. District Court to rule that the Unix APA (Asset Purchase Agreement), which sold Unix from Novell to SCO, gave Novell the right to waive SCOs contract claims.
SCOs stock drops after a judge rules to support an earlier decision dismissing many of SCOs claims. Click here to read more.