Jury sides with Novell in SCO Linux case

A jury in the District Court of Utah has decided that Novell owned certain Linux copyrights that SCO Group was complaining about.

The jury's decision confirmed Novell's ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux.

Novell said it remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front.

In a statement, Ron Hovsepian, Novell president and CEO, said "This decision is good news for Novell, for Linux, and for the open source community. We have long contended that this effort against Linux has no foundation, and we are pleased that the jury, in a unanimous decision, agrees. I am proud of Novell's role in protecting the best interests of Linux and the open source community."