ZDNet: IBM Denies Charges of Unix Theft
May 01, 2003, 19:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"In an 18-page filing in U.S. District Court in Utah, IBM said
SCO Group's four formal charges are unfounded, denied the truth of
dozens of SCO allegations, and accused SCO of trying to slow the
work of the open-source community.
"SCO sued IBM in March, alleging that Big Blue had
misappropriated SCO's Unix trade secrets by moving them into the
open-source Linux operating system. SCO Group, a Lindon, Utah-based
company still in the process of changing its name from Caldera
International, is the inheritor of the Unix intellectual property
initially developed at AT&T.
"'While IBM has endeavored to support the open-source community
and to further the development of Linux, IBM has not engaged in any
wrongdoing,' Big Blue said in its response, filed Wednesday.
'Contrary to Caldera's unsupported assertions, IBM has not
misappropriated any trade secrets; it has not engaged in unfair
competition; it has not interfered with Caldera's contracts; and it
has not breached contractual obligations to Caldera...'"