Say That Again

by Mike Masnick




Judge Notices SCO Doesn't Actually Have Any Evidence Against IBM

from the it-took-this-long-to-realize-this? dept

It's only been two years since SCO sued IBM over the Linux source code, and while it's been pointed out repeatedly in a variety of sources, it's only now that a judge has noticed that SCO seems to have no evidence at all, leading to a fairly scathing rebuke: "Viewed against the backdrop of SCO's plethora of public statements concerning IBM's and others' infringement of SCO's purported copyrights to the Unix software, it is astonishing that SCO has not offered any competent evidence to create a disputed fact regarding whether IBM has infringed SCO's alleged copyrights through IBM's Linux activities." However, the judge still refused to grant a summary judgment to IBM, but you have to wonder how SCO can hope to have much of a chance at this point. Of course, in the intervening two years, SCO has managed to waste an awful lot of peoples' time and money in this wild goose chase.

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2005 @ 2:28am

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    Ugh. Mike. Come on. As an insider you'd know all this, right? You used to not be such a mindless follower, but I guess your TV habits have made you weak and easy to impress. Ugh.

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    thecaptain, 10 Feb 2005 @ 4:24am

    and don't forget...

    "Of course, in the intervening two years, SCO has managed to waste an awful lot of peoples' time and money in this wild goose chase."

    And also managed to make a truckload of money themselves, slow down linux business adoption and foster a climate of fear in open source development. Lets keep the big picture in mind.

    They may lose this case and (hopefully) go out of business, but winning this case has NEVER been the goal. Dragging it out, making insane public statements and spreading the FUD as always been the main prize.

    I would love to see jailtime for some of these execs.

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      aNonMooseCowherd, 10 Feb 2005 @ 9:22pm

      Re: and don't forget...

      They may lose this case and (hopefully) go out of business, but winning this case has NEVER been the goal. Dragging it out, making insane public statements and spreading the FUD as always been the main prize.

      Driving up the stock price long enough for the insiders to dump their shares was most likely the motivation for the lawsuit.

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