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Aug 07, 2003, 16:51 (52 Talkback[s])
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"International Business Machines Corp. countersued SCO Group Inc. and asked a federal judge to dismiss SCO Group's lawsuit over the Linux operating system.

"IBM's counterclaim, filed Wednesday in federal court in Utah, denies SCO Group's allegations and accuses the company of making false intellectual- property claims to 'extract windfall profits for its unjust enrichment.' It also accuses SCO Group of interfering with IBM's business and of patent infringement..."

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CNET News: Big Blue Files Counterclaims Against SCO

"SCO said it revoked IBM's license to ship AIX in June. In its countersuit, Big Blue reasserted its position that its AIX license is irrevocable and perpetual, but then added a new twist involving Novell, the company that owned Unix copyrights until selling them to SCO's predecessor in 1995.

"IBM's suit revealed that Novell on June 12 effectively forbade SCO from terminating IBM's AIX license. SCO said it revoked the AIX license on June 16. Novell maintained the right to issue such instructions to SCO under the terms of the Unix sale, the suit said..."

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