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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]

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