February 10, 2005

Judge losing patience with SCO Group's courtroom tactics

Author: Bob Mims, Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge Wednesday refused to grant IBM's bids to dismiss a core portion of the SCO Group's $5 billion, Linux-related lawsuit -- but not before criticizing some of the Utah company's courtroom tactics.

In September, IBM asked U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball to declare that its use of Linux had not infringed on SCO's purported Unix copyrights. The Lindon software company, in its March 2003 suit against IBM and in subsequent suits against others, contends its Unix code was illegally incorporated into the freely distributed Linux operating system.

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