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Submission + - Novell to Be Bought by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion (bloomberg.com)

polyp2000 writes: I just read that Novell is to be aquired by Attachmate.Novell investors will get $6.10 a share, Attachmate, a software company owned by private-equity firms including Golden Gate Capital Corp., said today in a statement. That’s 9.1 percent more than Novell’s closing price on Nov. 19. Novell will also sell some intellectual-property assets to a group of technology companies led by Microsoft Corp. for $450 million. The question on every bodies lips is what happens to the ownership of their UNIX IP — will that be part of the IP sold to the Microsoft — led group of companies. Slashdotters ... Discuss....

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