On Thursday November 20th US District Judge Dale Kimball entered a final judgment in our long-running case with SCO Group. The judgment restates earlier orders dismissing copyright infringement, slander and breach-of-contract claims brought by SCO, but in addition provides for the dismissal of certain of SCO’s claims without the opportunity for SCO to revive those claims after any appeal.
The entry of the final judgment will now allow SCO to pursue its long threatened appeal from the District Court’s rulings. However, Novell fully expects to prevail in the Court of Appeals. Novell will continue to battle SCO’s claims and believes such efforts will continue to benefit the open source community and all Linux users.