The Register: MS moves to block court briefs - Caldera skeletons rattle?
Oct 31, 2000, 16:06 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft is attempting to block attempts to file "friends of
court" briefs by a collection of known enemies of Microsoft.
Somewhat uncharacteristically the company feels that one such brief
from either side will be perfectly adequate - but then Microsoft
seems to have rather less friends available to fight its corner in
the antitrust appeal...."
"But Microsoft reserves most of its ire for Peterson, Lundgren
and Hollaar - Hollaar in particular. Professor Hollaar of the
University of Utah "has made something of a career of testifying
against Microsoft," says the company's filing. Indeed, he's been
fairly busy on the subject - Hollaar supported both Bristol and
Caldera in their antitrust actions against Microsoft, and in the
Caldera case did quite a lot of work in the area of the integration
of Dos and Windows to form Windows 95."
"Hollaar knows where quite a few bodies are buried, but
Microsoft says he has 'apparently forgotten' that he 'became
acquainted with the source code of Microsoft's operating systems in
the Caldera and Bristol cases pursuant to protective orders that
strictly prohibit him from using that knowledge for any purpose
other than preparing his testimony in those cases.'"