Novell keeps Unix copyrights from Attachmate and Microsoft

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 25, 2010 3:02 PM EDT
The Register; By Gavin Clarke
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Novell has moved to quell growing concerns that it has sold Linux out to Microsoft as part of its Attachmate deal. On Wednesday, Novell chief marketing officer John Dragoon issued a short statement saying that Novell – not Microsoft – owns the copyrights on Unix. Sentence two of Dragoon's terse, three-sentence statement said simply: "Novell will continue to own Novell's Unix copyrights following completion of the merger as a subsidiary of Attachmate."

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