SCO to Pamela Jones: Please Call
In an interview with Darl McBride, SCO's CEO, McBride tells the editor of Groklaw: "If you read this, please, give me a call. We just want to chat." (Linux-Watch)In an interview Feb. 15 with Linux-Watch, SCO CEO Darl McBride said that his companys primary attorneys, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, are indeed trying to serve a subpoena for a deposition on Pamela Jones, editor of Groklaw, the legal IT news site. McBride said that the idea for serving Jones came from the law-firm. "Its my understanding that she has some material of importance to our slander of title case with Novell. I dont know the exact details." This case sprang from Novells contention that it, and not SCO, owns Unixs IP (intellectual property) rights. Novell claims that neither the APA (asset purchase agreement) of Sept. 19, 1995, which transferred Unix and UnixWare to Santa Cruz Operations, nor Amendment 2 to the APA gave SCO any copyrights to Unix.
If Novell wins this point in Federal Court, then SCOs case against IBM for placing Unix IP code into Linux falls apart like a house of cards with the bottom card knocked out.