Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 6th Dec 2003 19:42 UTC, submitted by Tom Curtis
SCO, Caldera, Unixware IBM won a tactical victory Friday in a legal battle with SCO Group when a judge ordered SCO to show within 30 days the Linux software to which it believes it has rights and to point out where it believes IBM is infringing.
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by Archie Steel on Sun 7th Dec 2003 03:42 UTC

I disagree that this is "nothing worth cheering over." While it is true that it's a procedure, it is nonetheless the first hearings in the case - and more to the point, it does force SCO to reveal what the allegedly stolen code is. So far SCO has resisted this tooth and nail - while in reality it would be advantageous to them to show that code (imagine how their stock would skyrocket!).

I also disagree that, because this is a procedure, Boies didn't need to be there. There is both a symbolic and a tactical value to his presence. Symbolic, because of who he is and tactical, because it would have helped in gauge the judge as well as the opposing team for himself.

In any case, this is a positive development. Of course we're still a long ways from victory (unless SCO cannot produce the infringed source code).