Red Hat's case against SCO put on hold

Those hoping for a swift outcome in one legal case seeking to clear Linux of the SCO Group's assertions of Unix copyright infringement will have to wait.

In a mixed ruling Tuesday, a federal judge has denied SCO's motion to throw out a suit brought by Linux seller Red Hat but has put the case on hold, awaiting an outcome in a related case between IBM and SCO. Red Hat sued SCO in August, seeking a judgment that Red Hat's sales of Linux have not violated any of SCO's copyrights or trade secrets relating to Unix, the operating system on which Linux is modeled. In September, SCO countered that the case should be dismissed, because the company's legal actions haven't targeted Red Hat.

News source: C|Net News.com

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