The suit has potentially critical ramifications for SCO's separate, $5 billion U.S. District Court complaint against IBM, which Kimball also is hearing. The Lindon, Utah-based software company has accused Big Blue of profiting from releases of the freely-distributed Linux operating system that purportedly contained purloined code from SCO-owned Unix.
June 30, 2005
SCO Group's lawsuit upheld against Novell
Author: Bob Mims
SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge has refused a second time to dismiss the SCO Group's slander-of-title lawsuit against Novell Inc. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball's decision, which came five weeks after he heard oral arguments on the motion, means a key battle over copyrights to the Unix operating system will continue.