SCO moves to limit Smoking Gun Memo damage

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SCO moves to limit Smoking Gun Memo damage

SCO has moved to limit the fall-out from a recently unsealed memo, in which incoming Caldera boss Darl McBride was told that the company had no copyright claims on the Linux kernel. The memo said an audit had looked for, but failed to find a “smoking gun”. A week later Caldera renamed itself The SCO Group, and three months later hired lawyer David Boies to lead a legal campaign based on its IP claims.

In effect, today’s turn of events – in which SCO countered a pro-IBM memo with a pro-SCO memo – reprises an exchange between IBM and SCO lawyers played out last September when the sealed documents were referred to in court. This time we are able to see what they’re talking about.

Read the complete story. (The Register)