SCO Statement on Novell's Recent Actions

May 28, 2003, 01:00 ET from SCO

    LINDON, Utah, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following statement is
 being issued by SCO (Nasdaq:   SCOX):
     SCO owns the contract rights to the UNIX(R) operating system.  SCO has the
 contractual right to prevent improper donations of UNIX code, methods or
 concepts into Linux by any UNIX vendor.
     Copyrights and patents are protection against strangers.  Contracts are
 what you use against parties you have relationships with.  From a legal
 standpoint, contracts end up being far stronger than anything you could do
 with copyrights.
     SCO's lawsuit against IBM does not involve patents or copyrights.  SCO's
 complaint specifically alleges breach of contract, and SCO intends to protect
 and enforce all of the contracts that the company has with more than
 6,000 licensees.
     We formed SCOsource in January 2003 to enforce our UNIX rights and we
 intend to aggressively continue in this successful path of operation.
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     UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group
     Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.