That is likely to throw a spanner in the works of SCO's litigation against IBM and members of the Linux community.
Novell is an ally of the open source community.
The report quotes unnamed sources as saying that Novell will say it still owns the rights to Unix, but the same article quotes Darl McBride from SCO as saying that all property rights fell into his firm's hands.
But it appears that Novell still holds patents on Unix, and this latest episode in the saga is bound to muddy the waters once more. µ
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