Displaying items by tag: Intellectual property rights

In a shock announcement, Microsoft has today taken majority ownership of software house Novell. This immediately gives the Redmond giant control of Novell's intellectual property assets including the legal copyright over UNIX. Already Red Hat and Canonical (Ubuntu) have expressed their expectation Microsoft will aggressively seek to eradicate all distributions save for Microsoft Linux Vista, formerly SUSE. (APRIL FOOL JOKE!!)

Published in The Linux Distillery
Psystar has achieved a small but potentially significant win in its legal scrap with Apple. The Mac 'cloner' has been granted leave by US District Judge William Alsup to amend its counterclaims.

Published in Core Dump
Yes, this is a 2009 headline. Who'd have thought? The SCO Group is back in the news with plans to auction off its core products so the proceeds can continue its lawsuits over alleged copyright violations in Linux. Is CEO Darl McBride mad?

Published in The Linux Distillery

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