Code copying and theft of trade secrets was alleged. The actual
infringing code was not identified for nearly two years. The lawsuit
could have dragged on for much longer but for the fact that Novell
bought USL from AT&T and sought a settlement. In the end, three files
were removed from the 18,000 that made up the distribution, and a
number of minor changes were made to other files. In addition, the
University agreed to add USL copyrights to about 70 files, with the
stipulation that those files continued to be freely redistributed.