Novell and SCO heading for arbitration over Unix claims

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Novell Inc has asked the court hearing its slander of title case against SCO Group Inc to put a hold on proceedings while SCO's non-compete agreement and copyright infringement claims against Novell's SUSE Linux are referred to the International Court of Arbitration.

Waltham, MA based Novell has told the court that copyright claims related to SUSE and Lindon, Utah-based SCO should be referred to the Court of Arbitration, based on the terms of the UnitedLinux agreement signed by SUSE and SCO in 2002.

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