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SCO Gets 30 Days to Get "Beyond FUD" and Disclose Facts

SCO Gets 30 Days to Get "Beyond FUD" and Disclose Facts

The SCO Group is about to find out just how prudent it was to claim that "million lines of code" in Linux are there because IBM illegally put them there in breach of SCO's intellectual property rights.

The federal court judge in the case has ordered that SCO, as plaintiff in the case, identifies within 30 days "all source code and other material in Linux ... to which plaintiff (SCO) has rights."

The magistrate in the case, Brooke C. Wells, said that according to IBM interrogatories 12 and 13, SCO also must describe exactly how SCO believes IBM infringed these rights.

The saying about the LAW being an ass may about to be replaced by three other letters: will it be IBM or will it be SCO? We'll know once and for all - just 30 days from Wednesday, December 10.

Many pundits are predicting it will be a Happy New Year for Linux. Including IBM's spokesperson, Trink Guarino, who declared:

"We are very pleased the court has indicated it will compel SCO to finally back up its claims instead of relying on marketplace FUD."

 

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Pani Panagraphie 12/30/03 06:17:58 PM EST

The SCO CEO Mcbride caused a cluster mess when he was at Pointserve, where he canned the existing business plan, then paid $$$$$ to outside consultants for a bogus business plan that made money off of "internet advertizing" yes pop-ups. (completly new direction for Pointserve, no way to make money either) I talked to him for a hour when I worked at Pointserve, he is All Smoke, Mirrors, and buzz words. He was eventually canned and Pointserve programmers left demoralized. Sorry SCO.

Dave Lozier 12/08/03 01:58:52 PM EST

IBM has not lasted this long by being stupid or sloppy. The only reason this is going to court is because IBM _knows_ the case has no merit.

Kevin Michel 12/08/03 12:24:53 PM EST

About time. Of course, this is just the first shot. SCO will still find ways to milk this cow, strictly for the benfit of Darl McBride and a few of his cronies, for months yet. When is the SEC going to start an investigation against these guys. If anyone else did what they are doing, it would be a story on Law and Order by now. I feel like we are reliving a 21st century version of the movie, " The Sting".