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Groklaw: SCO's Reply Memorandum Re Discovery--As Text

Jul 19, 2004, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"It's the document where SCO tells the judge, in effect, that they need to go through all of IBM's garbage going back to 1989 and reconstruct all shredded materials and unlock private diaries and get the key to the safe and unfettered access to headquarters' executive lounge closets and everybody's file cabinets and rip up the carpets and feel behind the toilet bowls because they just might find one unstudied word or casual phrase that they can hang IBM by. They don't know exactly what they are looking for, but they're sure something will turn up.

"One thing is for sure. If IBM filed for summary judgment not so much because they figured it'd work but rather to flush SCO out from hiding behind the bushes, it worked. SCO's hand is now face up on the table. It was never about Linux, about Linus not having a process to block out infringing code. That was all for headlines, for stock price, for Congress, and to please Microsoft, I expect. But the reality is, this case is about a contract dispute. Linux got dragged into it as hostage. SCO is holding Linux by the neck, pointing a gun at its head, and telling IBM, 'Do what I tell you, or I'll shoot your little friend...'"

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