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Groklaw: SCO Asks the Red Hat Judge Not to Give Them Their Day in Court

Oct 20, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

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"I said I'd dissect SCO's Reply Brief in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss, so, picking up my probe and scalpel with gusto, here goes.

"First, it is a cynical document. The overview is that they are asking the judge to either dismiss Red Hat's case or, failing that, either grant them a stay until the IBM case is settled or consolidate the two cases by sending the Red Hat case to Utah. They warn her they will submit a motion requesting that relief, if she fails to grant SCO's Motion to Dismiss. Both a stay and a consolidation would mean Red Hat'd have to wait years for any relief. In short, SCO doesn't want to talk about their proof this exact minute, so they would rather not have their day in court.

"Oh, and SCO says the GPL is trying to destroy copyright law. And furthermore, the GPL forbids proprietary ownership, so that means no one can own it. They do know better, but that is what they wrote to Judge Robinson. I guess they hope that she doesn't know any better..."

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