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Subject: SCO's trade secret shakedown
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 23:00:43 -0500
March 15, 2003

Earlier this month we relayed our first shocker about SCO Group 
asserting they're the majority owners of Unix intellectual property, and 
hiring a lawyer to protect their property. This week, we turn to SCO's 
shocker Number Two: SCO has filed a lawsuit alleging that IBM dumped 
proprietary Unix information into the Open Source community. We wish we were 
kidding. Jack Fegreus comments on SCO Group's accusations, the 
underlying legal definition of a trade secret, and what the court will need to 

Over at IDC, Vernon Turner talks to Open this week to add context to 
calculations in IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, which includes 
results for Q402. Find out what IDC's findings show about the health of 
the server marketplace and the health of the top vendors jockeying for 

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