Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 8th Oct 2005 09:20 UTC, submitted by Yves R. Crevecoeur
IBM IBM has dropped its three remaining claims of patent infringement in a lawsuit against the SCO Group, which originally sued Big Blue in March 2003 over claims it broke a Unix licensing contract by moving technology to Linux.
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SCO is dead...
by dylansmrjones on Sat 8th Oct 2005 13:37 UTC
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2005-10-02

...pretty much.

Even the judge has lost her patience with SCO... all we're waiting for is SCO to die completely...

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RE: SCO is dead...
by Jody on Sat 8th Oct 2005 16:53 in reply to "SCO is dead..."
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Even the judge has lost her patience with SCO... all we're waiting for is SCO to die completely...

They are still in discovery becasue SCO keeps sending IBM on wild good chases to look for "evidence". How long can it possibly take to check the souce code IBM provided (or Linux itself) against proprietary UNIX code to see if they share code base?

I say at best a couple days, not years. This judge defines patience, and in my opinion is sympothetic to SCO.

This case I am sure has cost IBM millions of dollars in legal fees and man hours on SCO witch hunts.

The judge is not helping anyone but the lawyers by allowing these antics to continue.

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RE[2]: SCO is dead...
by on Sat 8th Oct 2005 17:13 in reply to "RE: SCO is dead..."
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I say at best a couple days, not years. This judge defines patience, and in my opinion is sympothetic to SCO.

...um... There are millions of lines of code here. in thousands of source files. A couple of days? And even if you check it by diffing it, that is going to produce a lot of noise to weed through.

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RE[2]: SCO is dead...
by on Sat 8th Oct 2005 22:29 in reply to "RE: SCO is dead..."
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"How long can it possibly take to check the souce code IBM provided (or Linux itself) against proprietary UNIX code to see if they share code base? "

Remember that we are talking about non-literal copying. So they cannot do a quick test with a code-comparing tool.

With the help of all the MIT rocketscientists (and/or deepdivers) in the world, SCO will prove their theory in time.

Pigs do fly.

(no - I am not serious)

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RE[2]: SCO is dead...
by dylansmrjones on Sat 8th Oct 2005 23:23 in reply to "RE: SCO is dead..."
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2005-10-02

You haven't followed the trial that close then.

Look at the newest development in that case [check up on groklaw!]

The judge has no more patience with SCO.

The judge is not allowing it to happen more (at least not at the moment).

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