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 06:12 UTC

Their stock would not have skyrocketed it would have gone up just like it has.

I don't know about this. It's been going up without any solid proof, I imagine that proving the stolen code exists would have an even stronger effect on their stock.

It'll be interesting to see the stock on Monday. Even though the hearings on the motions to compel discovery are procedural event, and the matter is far from resolved, with stock markets it is perception that matters, not reality. There could very well be a drop on monday.

SCO is not required to share code with anyone but IBM which they will eventually.

Of course, they won't share it with the general public, but they will have to share it with IBM within 30 days.

It would not have helped ENGAGE the judge as well as the opposing team because this was a meaningless procedure.

Again, I disagree that it is a meaningless procedure. SCO was trying to avoid specifying the code during discovery, which is really at the crux of the case, so IBM filed motions to compel discovery, and SCO tried a dilatory tactic by filing its own motions to compel discovery - while they are already supposed to know what the code is (why, with MIT mathematicians helping them out...) For all practical purposes, the judge dismissed SCO's own motion to compel (pushing them back to January, after SCO will have had to comply, and therefore defusing the dilatory measure).

SCO tried to beat around the bush and wriggle out of discovery, and the judge called them back to order. This isn't meaningless.