Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 06:43 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The SCO Group plans to announce Monday that it is escalating its campaign to collect license fees from corporations using the Linux OS, with warning letters to the companies. Supporters of Linux, including IBM and other companies, say that SCO's interpretation of its claim over Linux is exaggerated.
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@Great Cthulu
by Jud on Tue 23rd Dec 2003 03:29 UTC

Not only did SCO provide whole files instead of specifying code they claimed to infringe, they provided printouts of the files on *one million sheets of paper*, making any timely analysis by IBM impossible.

Providing the files on paper rather than in electronic form allowing timely analysis and response qualifies as a childish stunt by SCO's lawyers. It would have very negatively impressed any of the Federal judges I ever worked with or for, and I am quite sure the judge supervising discovery in this case felt much the same way. She did in fact grant the portion of IBM's motion asking that SCO be ordered to produce the requested material in electronic form.