SCO Ordered To Reveal Infringing Code

The infringing code will probably remain behind closed doors. "The Linux and the open-source communities have been frustrated -- saying that SCO had not shown its code," said Laura DiDio, Yankee Group analyst. "But it's probably going to be awhile before we see any of it."

SCO Group has been ordered to reveal in detail the code it claims IBM and Linux developers infringed. The judge in the case of SCO's US$5 billion suit against IBM, Brooke Wells, wants both sides to lay their evidence on the table. IBM also has been ordered to reveal its AIX and Dynix operating system code to SCO, something that Big Blue previously had offered to provide in the form of product versions. Both firms have until mid-April to comply with the court orders.

Linux, Win or Lose

The infringing code probably will remain behind closed doors. "The Linux and the open source communities have been frustrated -- saying that SCO had not shown its code," said Laura DiDio, Yankee Group analyst. "But it's probably going to be awhile before we see any of it," she told NewsFactor. On one hand, the ruling is a relief, DiDio says, because it seems the case is moving along. But, overall, she sees it having little effect on the Linux wave. "There would have to be a major cataclysmic event for anything to derail Linux's momentum at this point," she noted.

News source: NewsFactor

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