McBride's characterization of the agreements between Novell and SCO is inaccurate. There is no non-compete provision in those contracts, and the
pending acquisition of SUSE LINUX does not violate any agreement between Novell and SCO.
Novell has received no formal communication from SCO on this particular issue. Novell understands its rights under the contracts very well, and will
respond in due course should SCO choose to formally pursue this issue.