SCO AND THE MISSING PROOF

10. July 2006, 02:48 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

It would appear that SCO’s attempt to grab the brass ring by dubious means has met yet another setback.

In late June, 182 of 201 claims by SCO against IBM were dismissed by the U.S. District Court for lack of specifity, ie they failed to show where any code infringed their intellectual property.

SCO has become a bit of a pariah in the high tech compter industry. Few wish to be associated with the company due to it's dubious tactics in the UNIX/Linux source code lawsuit. It has gone so far as to offer cash incentives to take training course and prizes ($100,000 and a BMW automobile) for developers using it’s system to create innovative wireless applications.

If this seems to smack of desperation there is a good reason. SCO has been losing market share and stock value and in light of this latest setback stands a good chance of losing it's lawsuit. If that happens it could find itself on the hook for all of IBM’s legal expenses. That would just about kill the company, especially since there are also lawsuits with Novell, Chrysler, and Autozone which are more or less on hold pending the resolution in the IBM suit.

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Keywords: sco,linux,unix,ibm,lawsuit

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