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Most of SCO's case chucked out

Not much left to do
Fri Dec 01 2006, 07:41
OVER 187 of SCO's 294 claims against Big Blue in its anti-Linux law-suit against IBM have been thrown out.

SCO claims IBM used its licensed code for Linux and wants code Big Blue wrote for AIX. According to Groklaw, Judge Kimball has decided that SCO wilfully failed to comply with the court's orders to turn over evidence to IBM.

This included showing IBM which of the millions of lines of code in Linux were nicked. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, will put SCO in an almost impossible position when it tries to take on IBM. If there is no code, then there really is not much of a case left.

Kimball, however has decided that a similar case between Novell and SCO should go first.

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