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SCO People Can't Look at IBM's AIX & Dynix Source Code

SCO People Can't Look at IBM's AIX & Dynix Source Code

Any AIX and Dynix source code that IBM turns over to the SCO Group during discovery - and remember SCO's whole case now rests on proving that AIX and Dynix code deriving from Unix was illegally put into Linux - can only be reviewed by SCO's outside lawyers of record and independent outside experts.

It has to be kept away from SCO's officers, directors, employees or inside counsel according to newly reworked court order.

Computer Associates, which gets royalties from IBM for AIX and Dynix, is pressing the confidentiality agreements it has with IBM and requiring that the code not be disclosed to SCO insiders.

Back in the olden days, Unix house Locus Computing Corporation wrote the SMP widgetry that went into AIX and Interactive Systems Corporation, which also became the basis for the recently revived Solaris x86, did work on Dynix for Sequent, now part of IBM. Through a series of circuitous acquisitions and changes in control, CA wound up holding the IP.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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Jay O'Three 03/13/04 10:14:34 PM EST

That's pretty f**kin' funny!