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Novell's Daubert Motions: We Finally Get to Read 3 of SCO's Experts' Reports

Feb 16, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"We finally get to read SCO's experts' reports, three of them, the ones from Dr. Christine A. Botosan, Dr. Gary Pisano, and G. Gervaise Davis III, because Novell has attached them as Exhibit A to each memorandum in support of their three motions for Daubert hearings, seeking to disqualify each expert's testimony. I say finally because the reports were written in 2007. Haven't I always told you that sooner or later, it all comes to light? It's what I love about litigation.

"I don't know if I should describe the reports as absurdly fascinating or fascinatingly absurd. Their version of UNIX history and the history of SCO's litigation is an alternate universe far from any I know or think of as reality. If I may paraphrase the first Magistrate Judge in the SCO v. IBM litigation so many years ago, is this all SCO's got?

"If you have forgotten what a Daubert hearing is, here you go. The short explanation is that it's a hearing to decide if an expert can testify, if he or she is qualified to do so and/or if the methods used are appropriate or admissible."

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