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SCO Asks Court To Reconsider IBM's Dismissal 139

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the not-so-fast dept.
VE3OGG writes "The SCO Group — the litigation firm currently in dispute with, among many, IBM, over supposed copyright infringing code in Unix — has quietly asked the courts to reconsider IBM's request to toss the case out. SCO argued that the court's November decision was procedurally and substantially flawed and they say 'the rules of procedure do not support such a result under the circumstances of this case.' If allowed to reopen the case, the SCO Group argues, that new evidence would present itself through the deposition of several IBM programmers who had previously been interviewed."
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SCO Asks Court To Reconsider IBM's Dismissal

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  • Rats (Score:5, Funny)

    by Pedrito (94783) on Saturday December 23, 2006 @11:43AM (#17348134) Homepage
    When I was in high school, a rat got into the house. My cousin, a neighbor and I had it pinned behind a piece of furniture. I was beating it from above with a broom handle, my neighbor was wacking it from underneath with a shovel and my cousin was hitting it from the side with something else. I thought the damn thing would never die. SCO reminds me of that rat.
  • by kitzilla (266382) <paperfrog@gGINSBERGmail.com minus poet> on Saturday December 23, 2006 @11:44AM (#17348140) Homepage Journal
    SCO is also asking Santa for a big red wagon and a puppy dog.
  • by iamsure (66666) on Saturday December 23, 2006 @11:49AM (#17348168) Homepage
    Kimball Quoted as saying "You'll shoot your case out kid!"
  • Re:Rats (Score:5, Funny)

    by numbski (515011) * <numbski@@@hksilver...net> on Saturday December 23, 2006 @11:51AM (#17348180) Homepage Journal
    I've learned something about trapping small animals.

    My wife's cat (ie, she had the cat for the better part of 5 years before we got married) doesn't like me all that much. She would take the cat with us when we'd visit her parents' house, and in her old bedroom she had a queen-sized waterbed, where the headboard is suspended, leaving a little "tunnel" behind the bedframe and underneath the headboard.

    The cat decided that when it was time to leave, it wasn't time to leave, and got under there, dead center out of reach. Now, in having raised cats prior, I taught them early on that I was the parent, and would pick them up by the scruff of the neck to let them know who was boss. This cat didn't know that game. I quickly grabbed her by the back of the neck and pulled her out....only for her to empty her bowel and bladder on me. There have been a few more times since I've had to do this, and the result is the same.

    Point is, you may win in the end, but don't underestimate their ability to claw, scratch, kick, scream, and lastly, crap and pee all over you on the way out. :P
  • by crossmr (957846) on Saturday December 23, 2006 @11:58AM (#17348218) Journal
    If they had some evidence they probably should have used it the first time. What were they waiting for? Christmas?
  • I'm not sure what the corporate equivalent of locking you up in a loonie bin would be.

    800 hours of community service chained to Steve Balmer in the Pentagon putting together cheap office chairs from China that are missing parts.
  • Re:Rats (Score:2, Funny)

    by fyoder (857358) on Saturday December 23, 2006 @03:26PM (#17349104) Homepage Journal
    I quickly grabbed her by the back of the neck and pulled her out....only for her to empty her bowel and bladder on me. There have been a few more times since I've had to do this, and the result is the same.

    Perhaps she's flashing back to early kittenhood when the mother licks up the kitten's waste.

    Bon Appétit.

  • Re:Rats (Score:4, Funny)

    by cmacb (547347) on Saturday December 23, 2006 @04:50PM (#17349570) Homepage Journal
    "Next time try something else, like starting a vacuum and move it towards the bed, or if it doesn't have a problem with that, try squirting lemon or oranges towards it. Both assuming the cat has two ways out - if it's cornered doing stuff like that is just plain cruel."

    I doubt the vacuum cleaner trick will have any effect on the SCO lawyers. But I bet the judge might be desperate enough now to try that lemon in the eye thing. As to cruelty, the only ones who suffer in the end are users who have to pay for it one way or another in higher software costs, slower development cycles and wasted hours reading of the latest antics here and there and everywhere. I guess if cruelty to the lawyers WERE to become an issue the best thing would be to just shoot them.

    It would be a start.

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