The National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, has issued a statement refuting SCO's claims that it holds the copyright to Unix.
"Based on the information we have seen, the National Retail Federation believes the claims by The SCO Group are without merit. Novell Corporation is the last company that can demonstrate legal ownership of Unix System V," said NRF chief information officer Dave Hogan.
"Novell filed a court challenge to SCO's claim of intellectual property rights, demonstrating serious questions regarding whether SCO ever gained legal ownership to Unix System V. Furthermore, SCO has not specified which parts of Unix System V have been copied into Linux."
"In my opinion, it is almost as if SCO’s business model is to generate a revenue stream through litigation."
"NRF expects that retailers who use Linux will survive the current litigation. The NRF CIO Council will continue to pay close attention to this issue."
Written by LinuxWorld staff