IBM vs. SCO: Now Its IBMs Turn
Updated: IBM unleashes a series of discovery motions at former and current SCO allies: BayStar, HP, Microsoft and Sun. (Linux-Watch)For years, its all been about what The SCO Group could discover about IBM, Linux and Unix. The shoes on the other foot now, as the U.S. District Court in Utah has revealed that IBM has launched discovery motions against Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and BayStar Capital. In general, IBM is looking for detailed information about each companys recent dealings with SCO. This includes their financial relationships, and any access or use of Unix source code by their programmers.
During March, each of the companies must appear in the District Court to give depositions on their SCO business relationships. All four have had close partnerships with SCO in the last few years.