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Groklaw: How the EV1 Deal Went Down

Oct 19, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Now we get to find out precisely why and how, and from none other than the victim himself, Robert Marsh, the CEO of EV1. He has been good enough to provide IBM with a declaration, Exhibit 224 of IBM's collection of 597 exhibits supporting its various summary judgement motions. It will knock your socks off to hear how the deal went down. We get to see the communications back and forth during the negotiations and we get to see the final Agreement, plus adjustments after things starting going sour, and he tells us how it felt to be ambushed by SCOsource, as he now clearly views it.

"How did IBM get this declaration? I don't know, but I note on the list of exhibits that IBM deposed Mr. Marsh. I'm guessing they noted his unhappiness with the deal and just asked..."

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