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Smoke, mirrors, SCO

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OK, so we all knew that the chances of SCO winning its case against IBM, concerning Unix code being placed in Linux, were somewhere between zero and none.

SCO has never been able to publicly show any evidence for it, and some of their recent attempts to find it through 11th-hour subpoenas of Oracle Corp., Intel Corp., and The Open Group Inc. (an open-standards group that holds the Unix trademark) have come to nothing.

Still, I always thought that SCO would have something to show the court with its claims that IBM, or its subsidiary Sequent, violated its Unix licensing contracts in 217 separate areas.

I was wrong.

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