Forbes: SCO Targets Torvalds, Stallman
Nov 13, 2003, 21:45 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Oddly enough, on Nov. 11, SCO Executive Vice President
Christopher Sontag complained to Forbes about IBM's decision to
send subpoenas to investors and analysts who supported SCO. Sontag
called the move 'an attempt to bully and intimidate' and said IBM
was engaged in 'legal gamesmanship.'
"So why didn't Sontag mention that, uh, SCO itself was about to
target Torvalds and Stallman with subpoenas? SCO's spokesman says
Sontag and Darl McBride, SCO's chief executive, did not know that
SCO's lawyers were planning the move.
"But the 'Who's on first?' act is tough to swallow since it
turns out SCO notified IBM of its plans to seek discovery from
these parties more than a month ago, on Oct. 5. And SCO told the
court about its plans at 4:34 P.M. on Nov. 11, only hours after
Sontag spoke to Forbes..."