Resist the dark side

Via Groklaw, the ruling of a court is that:

“Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.”

Now, for the love of all that is holy, can I dare to hope that Novell won’t slip further toward the dark side? I hope Novell heard and understood that canard: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

I wonder what this means for the Novell-Microsoft deal. I wonder what Novell’s distributing Linux via GPL means for these copyrights and any other rights that Novell may be able to demonstrate.

So many questions nag at the back of my mind while I celebrate the apparent collapse, as if they were a vampire just staked in the heart, of SCO’s narrative …