Defendant International Business Machines Corporation’s Answer to the Complaint of Plaintiff Caldera Systems, Inc. d/b/a The SCO Group

2003-04-30

In answer to the allegations of the complaint of Caldera Systems, Inc. d/b/a The SCO Group (“Caldera”), defendant International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), by and through its attorneys, states that, contrary to Caldera’s allegations, by its lawsuit, Caldera seeks to hold up the open source community (and development of Linux in particular) by improperly seeking to assert proprietary rights over important, widely used technology and impeding the use of that technology by the open source community.