SCO case nearing its climax

Summary:SCO is still swinging in its legal war. But the show could soon close.

SCO is still swinging in its legal war. But the show could soon close.

The company had a conference call on the quarterly report filed in April and blamed the Groklaw web site for its financial troubles.  The company also issued its 10-Q filing with the SEC, dated April 14.

On the call President Darl McBride hinted darkly that Groklaw founder Pamela Jones "isn't who she says she is," but declined to say exactly who she is, saying that would be released "at a certain point in time." Jones was on the call, and posted an immediate response.  

Meanwhile Judge Dale Kimball, who is hearing the SCO vs. IBM case, denied SCO's motion to amend its complaint and set a hearing date for April 21. It's possible the case will be dismissed at that time. As a 2002 profile of Kimball for a bar newsletter noted, "he does not believe that delaying even a difficult ruling is fair to the parties."

So despite all the exciting rhetoric, it's very possible SCO vs. IBM won't be with us much longer. Will you miss it? Let us know in TalkBack.  

Topics: IBM


Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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