SCO Says Clause Bolsters Linux Claim

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1016_3-1013865.html Found contract clause may aid potential legal claims against Linux users; SCO said 1996 amendment to contract by which Novell sold many of its Unix assets appears to give SCO claim to some Unix copyrights. [CNET News.com] SCO Group discovers a clause in a contract that it says could bolster its potential legal claims against Linux users. A CNET article by Stephen Shankland, Staff Writer, CNET News. Published on June 5, 2003 8:55 PM PDT.
SCO says clause bolsters Linux claim SCO Group on Thursday discovered a clause in a contract that could bolster its potential legal claims against Linux users. The company said it has uncovered a 1996 amendment to the contract under which Novell sold many of its Unix assets--which appears to give
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