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Final Judgment in SCO v. Novell: SCO Loses Again
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| The final judgment [PDF] from Utah is here at last. It recites what the
| August 10, 2007 and July 16, 2008 orders said, but it also resolves the
| recent dispute over SCO's desire to voluntarily waive some claims and then
| bring them back to the table after an appeal, should it prove successful.
| Here's SCO's motion to voluntarily dismiss, and Novell's response, so you can
| verify that this judgment indeed represents another loss for SCO. You'll see
| that it was Novell that suggested the wording regarding SCO's voluntarily
| dismissed claims that we see in the judgment, that they be dismissed "without
| the possibility of renewal following appeal."
Judgment Favors Novell in Ongoing SCO Case
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| Another chapter in the lengthy legal saga between SCO and Novell is closed,
| with the release of a final judgment by a Utah court on Thursday.
| Prior to that ruling, the long-running dispute served as a threat to Linux
| users who might have feared legal action from SCO. SCO had charged IBM with
| copyright infringement over the use of Unix, a charge the court essentially
| said wasn't valid.
"On the same day that CA blasted SCO, Open Source evangelist Eric Raymond
revealed a leaked email from SCO's strategic consultant Mike Anderer to their
management. The email details how, surprise surprise, Microsoft has arranged
virtually all of SCO's financing, hiding behind intermediaries like Baystar
"Microsoft hardly needs an SCO source license. Its license payment to SCO is
simply a good-looking way to pass along a bribe..."
Larry Goldfarb of Baystar was a large investor in SCO. Under oath he confessed:
"...Microsoft wished to promote SCO and its pending lawsuit against IBM and the
Linux operating system. But Microsoft did not want to be seen as attacking IBM
"Mr. Emerson and I discussed a variety of investment structures wherein
Microsoft would 'backstop,' or guarantee in some way, BayStar's investment....
Microsoft assured me that it would in some way guarantee BayStar's investment
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