InfoWorld: Analysts Puzzled Over SCO, IBM Subpoenas
Nov 14, 2003, 15:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)
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"IBM's subpoenas were sent out Oct. 30 to investment companies
BayStar Capital, Renaissance Ventures LLC, and Deutsche Bank AG.
IBM also subpoenaed industry analyst company Yankee Group, whose
Senior Analyst Laura DiDio had earlier examined the Unix System V
source code that SCO claims was illegally copied into Linux.
"Also in recent weeks, SCO has sent out subpoenas to Linus
Torvalds, Open Source Development Labs Inc. Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Cohen, Transmeta Corp. vice president, general counsel and
secretary John Horsley, and GNU founder Richard Stallman, as well
as Novell and Digeo Inc..."
[Editor's Note: Digeo Inc. is the employer of Linux kernel
maintainer Andrew Morton, who appears to be the recipient of the
"missing" sixth subpeona issued by SCO this week. And in what some
might call a neat bit of irony, Digeo was originally founded by one
Paul G. Allen. -BKP]