IBM demands documents detailing Microsoft's rivalry with Linux
"IBM Corp. is seeking to compel Microsoft Corp. to hand over internal
documents detailing its rivalry with the Linux operating system, in a move
that could shed new light on the Redmond company's response to one of its
biggest competitive threats."
"...It's the latest development in IBM's long-running legal dispute with the
SCO Group. SCO, a software company based in Lindon, Utah, has filed suit
against IBM and other companies, alleging that components of its Unix
software were added illegally to Linux.
Microsoft isn't a party to the litigation, and it says it's not involved. But
that assertion has been under scrutiny since 2003, when Microsoft began
licensing Unix technology from SCO. Ultimately, the related payments from
Microsoft to SCO totaled more than $16 million, or 21 percent of SCO's
revenue that year..."