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A SCO setback makes the Linux world glow

Experts and users at LinuxWorld refuse to let SCO rain on their parade.

It's deja vu all over again! U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball asked The SCO Group to cough up some better evidence for its copyright infringement claims against IBM Corp. There's a "vast disparity between SCO's public accusations and its actual evidence, or complete lack thereof... it is astonishing that SCO has not offered any competent evidence," wrote the judge in a ruling last week. Hasn't everyone in the Linux world said that all along? It's so nice to get validation.

Unfortunately, Judge Kimball declined to go ahead and throw the case to the dogs by granting IBM a summary judgment. At this point, however, a positive outcome for SCO would be astonishing.

On the eve of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2005 in Boston, which opens today, experts and users said that SCO wasn't holding up their plans to implement Linux and open source software at all. Read about it in our LinuxWorld preview story, Open source rules, SCO fades and apps abound. Then, bookmark our LinuxWorld round-up page so you can keep on top of the latest LinuxWorld news and product introductions.

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