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IBM ordered to provide SCO with code, documents

The judge presiding over The SCO Group Inc.'s $5 billion lawsuit with IBM Corp. has ordered IBM to provide SCO with the source code to its AIX and Dynix operating systems. SCO had been seeking this information from IBM, but Brooke Wells, the judge presiding over the case in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, had put SCO's request on hold until SCO had first provided IBM with more information about the nature of its claims.

"In light of what the Court considers SCO's good faith efforts to comply with the Court's prior order, the Court lifts the discovery stay it previously imposed," Wells wrote in a ruling Wednesday. The ruling orders IBM to also provide SCO with "any and all non-public contributions it has made to Linux," as well as documents relating to IBM's Linux projects, including documents from Sam Palmisano, IBM's chief executive officer, and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the IBM executive who crafted Big Blue's Linux strategy.

News source: InfoWorld

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