Judge Deletes Most Of SCO's Claims Against IBM

Law360, New York (June 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a major setback for the SCO Group’s $5 billion lawsuit against IBM Corp., a U.S. magistrate has rejected the majority of the software provider’s allegations of copyright infringement over source code in the open source operating system Linux.

Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells struck down 187 of SCO’s 294 claims against IBM in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah last week.

SCO alleged IBM moved confidential Unix code into Linux, but the judge found that SCO had hardly shown any proof of the...
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