THE YEARS LONG court battle over who owns the Unix copyrights is finally over. The jury in the SCO v. Novell trial decided that Novell did not transfer those, so SCO doesn't own them.
Seven years ago SCO started threatening Linux users with court cases unless they paid it off.
When Novell said that it didn't sell the Unix copyrights to Santa Cruz the long running battle, which only the lawyers seem to have won, was on.
Yesterday a federal jury found that the Unix SVrX copyrights belong to Novell and not to SCO.
There are some minor issues that are still before the US District Court in Utah, plus another lawsuit that SCO filed against IBM seven years ago, along with SCO's likely dissolution fairly soon in a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, but it is all over bar the shouting, really.
The bottom line is that Linux users will not be getting any more calls from SCO wanting cash for any licences. µ
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*
American as Apple Spy