Sunday, August 03, 2008

Novell owns Unix's Intellectual Property

Recently, I read an article, Is OpenSolaris in hot water?, and I got shocked when I come across the first paragraph as below:
Here's how it works: Novell owns Unix's IP (intellectual property). SCO sold Unix's IP to Sun. Sun then included some Unix IP into Solaris. Finally, Sun open sourced Solaris as OpenSolaris. Sounds like trouble, doesn't it?
Do you know since when Novell owns Unix's IP? What will happen if Novell start charging to Unix users one day?