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Judge Rejects SCO Motions in Its Lawsuit Against IBM

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The SCO Group Inc. had a couple motions denied Friday in its ongoing case against International Business Machines Corp.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.

SCO has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit, claiming IBM violated its license with SCO by placing parts of SCO's Unix computer operating system source code into the code for Linux, a freely distributed system that is developed and enhanced by contributors worldwide. IBM and other companies make computers that use Linux. The IBM/SCO contract allowed IBM to use Unix internally but prohibited Unix from being transferred outside IBM.

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