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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
SCO lost. Novell owns the UnixWare copyrights SCO claimed. So does this mean any legal threat from Microsoft against Linux is over? I don’t think so. Here’s why.
1. Microsoft’s claims are based on patents, and copyright is not at issue. That’s what tripped up SCO.
2. The SCO case cost millions of dollars to litigate. The threat of such expenses, even if they were right, must have been part of the calculus Linux vendors used before signing with Microsoft.