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Computerworld.NZ: NZOSS Hires 'Big Dog' to Fight SCO

Aug 25, 2003, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The New Zealand Open Source Society is hiring 'a big dog'--in the form of a QC who specialises in intellectual property--to resist SCO's Linux licence fee claims.

"Auckland law firm Clendon Feeney is advising the society, and partner Craig Horrocks says one of the country's leading IP lawyers will spearhead efforts to deflect SCO's fee claims. He wouldn't name the lawyer.

"'When you make a claim like this you typically go out and hire a big dog,' Horrocks says, in reference to SCO's hiring of David Boies, the lawyer who took the US government's anti-trust suit against Microsoft. Horrocks is also no stranger to that action, having taken a complaint to the Commerce Commission of anti-competitive behaviour by Microsoft..."

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