Agreed. Now that I am waiting for some of the champagne to work its way through my system before I head home I can try to put my thoughts in a more through form.
It took me a while to find what I was thinking of that would put this firmly in the good news camp, and it is here...http://www.openinventionnetwork.com
Essentially Novell is a member of a group that has agreed to share patents and not to sue each other for their use in open source creation in order to promote the open source movement and community.
As such, the move to firmly put UNIX copyrights in Novell's hands can in general be considered a good one IMO at the moment. And if they apply that "IP" to the work of the OIN, I will be even mroe firmly in that camp. While they are still not on my good list, they have made strides to not be on the bad list at least, and thus far other than a certain agreement which will go unnamed, they have made good strides in supporting what they say with their actions.
At any rate a few links for yall...http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS4446359842.htmlhttp://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...royalties.html
So in short I am certainly celebrating that this would happen, not that I think the lawsuit would have gone anywhere if it had been proven otherwise. I also find it funny that SCO now officially owes Novell 95% of all Unix licensing fees, including those used to fund said lawsuit crud as paid for by MS and Sun.