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Groklaw: Striking Declarations

Aug 30, 2004, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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Declaration of Randall Davis of MIT: SCO Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

"We don't have to reverse engineer the legal documents, so to speak, any more to try to figure out what Randall Davis's Declaration says. We have it, thanks to the indefatigable Frank Sorenson. Being a paper exhibit, it was scanned in, which means it's a large file and a little hard to read. But it's readable, and a very enjoyable read it is.

"He is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, as most of you know, and that's not telling one-tenth of the story. More on his credentials, which are amazing, in the attached Exhibits and the first few paragraphs of the Declaration..."

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SCO's Opposition to IBM's Motion to Strike Chris Sontag's Declaration

"Here is SCO's Memorandum in Opposition to IBM's Motion to Strike the July 12, 2004 Declaration of Chris Sontag. So they have read what IBM and Randall Davis and Joan Thomas wrote, and this is their response.

"Their cases, in contrast with IBM's, take up only half a page. As for IBM pointing out that Sontag was not qualified in his declaration as an expert, SCO responds not by qualifying him but instead says this:

"'IBM's Motion is an attempt to prevent the Court from seeing (1) IBM public documents that contradict IBM statements to this Court, and (2) the rudimentary, common sense observations of an experienced industry participant that IBM, one of the most sophisticated companies in the world would never make its internal operation as inefficient as IBM now tells the Court they are...'"

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