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SCO to request more IBM code

The company files a memo that shows it needs more code from IBM to detail its claims that Big Blue violated a contract between the two companies.

The SCO Group filed a memorandum Friday in its lawsuit against IBM that indicates it needs more Unix code from IBM to detail its claims that Big Blue violated a contract between the two companies. IBM has provided SCO with some of the source code from its AIX and Dynix/ptx versions of Unix, but SCO now is requesting the source code underlying all intermediate versions of the software and the accompanying comments, logs and files from corporate programming tools.

In the case, SCO is alleging that IBM breached its contract with SCO by moving proprietary Unix technology into open-source Linux. The memo Friday indicates that SCO likely will ask the judge in the U.S. District Court in Utah to compel IBM to release more information, SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said Thursday.