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internetnews.com: SCO Wants to Split IBM/Linux Fight into Two

Mar 30, 2004, 15:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"The SCO Group wants to split off parts of its lawsuit against IBM over Linux code.

"In its latest motion filed in federal court in Utah, the company said its copyright infringement and breach of contract claims over Linux should be split into two trials.

"SCO's latest court filing doesn't alter any of its major allegations in the case, which center on its past licensing agreements with IBM and on claims that SCO holds copyrights on portions of IBM's AIX and Dynix software that made its way into select Linux kernels.

"Rather, SCO's new motion asks the court to spin off into a separate trial several counterclaims IBM made in 2003 in its formal response to SCO's suit. Counterclaims are a common legal strategy through which a company that's sued hits back with some charges of its own..."

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