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Caldera-Microsoft Exposé Begins

Yesterday we wrote about the Caldera settlement because Groklaw had obtained the details of a mysterious settlements. It now proceeds to further details and pinpoints a site that we mentioned here before. A lot of legal material is available out there, so although Microsoft tried to destroy it, it can be resurrected. Pamela seems up to the task.



The Caldera v. Microsoft Docket - All the Documents To Be Found, So Far



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There is also a web site I've linked to before, where they have a collection of some more of the missing documents. And in the previous article I did on it, I told the rest of the story regarding the destruction of the documents by Canopy, and Sun's intervention to save some of them. Perhaps they'll get dragged into this mess too.

The web site is MaxFrame Corporation's, where you can also find some materials about Digital Research, Dr. Gary Kildall, and a History of MS-DOS. Scroll down on the home page to the link for "The Full Story" and you'll find all the documents they have. For example, here's the Complaint, the Amended Complaint, a Caldera January 10, 2000 press release announcing that Microsoft had decided to settle, and a Joe Barr January 2000 LinuxWorld article, Details are scarce, but the settlement looks to be a humbling defeat for Microsoft.


It's going to be very interesting to see what Microsoft desperately tried to hide, paying Novell tens of millions of dollars in the process.

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