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Groklaw: SCO's "BiPolar" Objections

Jul 24, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

SCO's "BiPolar" Objections

"I thought of her today, when I started getting emails about a story SCO is now telling about allegedly destroyed evidence, told by the same 'reporter' who told us in 2004, if you recall, that SCO had this hot, hot claim about Project Monterey and how SCO was going to trim IBM's sails for using SYSV4 on Power. Remember all that? I told you when the story first broke that it was going nowhere.

"Well, you know how it turned out. It went nowhere. It was just a wild and untrue story that maybe helped the stock to shoot up, I can't recall, but the court didn't buy it. It was not a hot, hot new claim. It was a dud. Just like I told you. Does Forbes ever get anything right when it comes to SCO or Linux or Open Source...?"

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SCO Has Not Brought a Motion for Sanctions Against IBM for Spoliation of Evidence

"First, SCO has not filed a motion for sanctions for spoliation. That's the way to get an issue regarding missing evidence properly before a judge. It has not happened. I checked Pacer.

"Second, SCO didn't file any motions in March of 2006, sealed or otherwise, despite Forbes 'reporting' that SCO filed the allegations as part of a sealed motion that month ('Hatch, SCO's attorney, says SCO learned about the destruction of code when it took depositions from IBM programmers. This is the first time SCO has made the allegation in public, though Hatch says the claim was part of a motion SCO filed in March 2006, which has remained sealed.')..."

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Forbes.com: SCO Claims IBM Destroyed Crucial Evidence(Jul 21, 2006)