In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, SCO reported that it is finalizing
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Although SCO did not name its law firm in the SEC filing, its lead firm is New York's Boies Schiller & Flexner, with, best known for his role in the Microsoft federal antitrust case. Neither SCO nor the law firm could be reached for comment on the agreement.
SCO said in May that Boies' firm was--in which attorneys are compensated with a fraction of the money won in a suit--but didn't detail the arrangement.
SCO has become the center of a large-scale controversy afterfor unauthorized use of the Unix source code in Linux-based software. SCO owns some key intellectual-property rights for Unix. The SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM also --the legal foundation for Linux, numerous other open-source programming projects and even for software that SCO itself still ships. However, , and Linux seller in an attempt to lay the matter to rest.
Despite the ongoing debate, SCO has been able to generate interest from investors. In mid-October the company announced aby BayStar. At that time, SCO said it would use the funding primarily to boost its software-development efforts and to help pay legal and licensing program costs.