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internetnews.com: SCO, IBM Dispute Headed for Hearing

Dec 05, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

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"A federal court judge is expected to hear arguments Friday in SCO Group's contract dispute over whether IBM allegedly breached a contract with the company by contributing unauthorized portions of Unix-based AIX code to the open source movement.

"SCO claims that, as a result, Linux is an unauthorized derivative of its UNIX intellectual property.

"On Friday in SCO's home state of Utah, U.S. District Court Judge Brooke Wells is expected to hear from lawyers representing SCO and IBM, each with motions to compel the other side to provide more information for discovery.

"The hearing could help move along the eight-month-old dispute that has roiled the open source movement over which copyrights were allegedly violated and distributed for free in the Linux kernel..."

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