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Re: Obligatory Linux angle

this could imply that the entity holding the copyright for Unix would be able to shut Linux down. It is not entirely clear who that is at the moment - either Micro Focus International, or our old friends SCO.

This is not true - please do not spread this FUD.

Novell was the owner of Unix - SCO never owned it They merely distributed it.

Novell has distributed GNU/Linux under the GPL for years. Any parts that might become covered by this or any other legislation are still legally redistributed because Novell has granted an irrevocable licence to do so.


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