eWeek: IBMs Letter to Internal Sales Force in re: SCO
Posted on: 08/07/2003 09:42 PM

Editor's Note: On Wednesday, IBM filed a counterclaim against SCO in its ongoing intellectual property battle over Unix/Linux. Here is the text of the letter that IBM sent to its internal sales force on the suit.

IBM LAUNCHES COUNTER CLAIMS AGAINST SCO

Bob Samson
Vice President, Systems Sales
IBM Systems Group

IBM yesterday responded to SCO's amended complaint. We see no merit in their claims and no supporting facts. Significantly, IBM counter sued SCO on a range of issues. Simply put, SCO's scheme is an attempt to profit from its limited rights to a very old UNIX operating system by introducing fear, uncertainty and doubt into the marketplace.

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