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"We Intend to Aggressively Continue," SCO Responds to Novell

"We Intend to Aggressively Continue," SCO Responds to Novell

(May 28, 2003) - SCO released a strongly worded statement this morning in response to Novell's letter telling SCO that SCO does not own the Unix intellectual property. The full text of SCO's statement:

"SCO owns the contract rights to the UNIX operating system. SCO has the contractual right to prevent improper donations of UNIX code, methods or concepts into Linux by any UNIX vendor."

"Copyrights and patents are protection against strangers. Contracts are what you use against parties you have relationships with. From a legal standpoint, contracts end up being far stronger than anything you could do with copyrights." "SCO's lawsuit against IBM does not involve patents or copyrights. SCO's complaint specifically alleges breach of contract, and SCO intends to protect and enforce all of the contracts that the company has with more than 6,000 licensees."

"We formed SCOsource in January 2003 to enforce our UNIX rights and we intend to aggressively continue in this successful path of operation."

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