SCO Loses Latest Subpoena Attempts
A judge has denied SCO's subpoenas against Oracle, IBM and others accusing them of using SCO's Unix code to improve Linux. (Linux-Watch)When The SCO Group Inc. decided to subpoena Oracle Corp., Intel Corp., and The Open Group Inc. (an open-standards group that holds the Unix trademark) for information dealing with Unix, IBM and SCO, at the last minute, there were doubts about whether SCO could actually do this. Those doubts have been settled: No, SCO cant. According to several Groklaw reports from the U.S. District Court hearing in Salt Lake City, Utah, Judge Brooke Wells observed that, according to her October 12, 2005 order, all discovery depositions must be completed by the cutoff date.
SCO argued that it had given the companies adequate time to meet the demands of the discovery depositions.