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internetnews.com: SCO Suit Losing Impact on the Enterprise?

Aug 19, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IBM spokesman Michael Darcy declined additional comment, telling internetnews.com only that the filing "speaks for itself." The two sides are expected to file additional arguments on August 23 in preparation for a September 15 court date where Judge Dale Kimball will hear arguments from both SCO and IBM regarding the latter's request for partial summary judgment and SCO's motion to dismiss IBM's Linux-related copyright counterclaim.

"'In essence, it is clear that SCO's hopes of winning on the basis of Linux being a derivative work of Unix, and that it infringes on SCO copyrights, has so far been unproven,' Stacey Quandt, a senior business analyst at Robert Frances Group told internetnews.com. 'The core focus of the case goes back to what it was at the beginning--breach of contract--which SCO has not proven as well. IBM's request for summary judgment highlights that the facts rather than legal technicalities are the key to unraveling SCO's unproven claims...'"

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