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SCO's Lawyer Speaks, Says Nothing

SCO's Lawyer Speaks, Says Nothing

We had a charming conversation with the lawyer who's handling the SCO v IBM suit for SCO, a guy by the name of Mark Heise in the Florida office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. His wife is expecting their first child any minute now. It's safe to say we now know more about his wife's pregnancy than we do about any substantive claims SCO can make against IBM. Heise claims to have them - and isn't proposing to go on discovery fishing expedition - but doesn't want IBM to know what they are. At the time, and this was a week ago, he said he had spent more time talking to us than to IBM, that there had been no contact. He figures IBM's strategy will be to go for a dismissal on the grounds that what he's charged IBM with so far are is not a cause of action and are conclusions, not facts. He seems relatively unperturbed at the prospect. He also gave Sun a hall pass on IP tampering, calling it "clean as a whistle," because it paid all that money once upon a time for Unix. As for everybody else, well, he hadn't gotten around to reading their agreements yet.

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