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Novell, IBM Balk At SCO Group's Proposed UNIX Sale

Law360 (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Novell Inc. and IBM Corp. on Thursday voiced their opposition to SCO Group Inc.'s bid to put the rights to UNIX software up for sale, arguing that the code might not be the bankrupt technology company's to sell in the first place.

The three parties have been embroiled in a copyright battle over the UNIX operating system since March 2003, when Utah-based SCO filed a $5 billion suit against IBM, claiming the software giant violated its trademarks and sublicensing agreements by putting copyrighted UNIX code into...
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