Legal Issues

Lawyer Causes Delay In Hans Reiser Trial

The trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser was delayed for three weeks today because his lawyer is busy with another case.

Nina Reiser Couldn’t Win

Wired reported Friday on a twist in a high-profile murder investigation that may truly be worthy of a show like CSI.

Reiser Prosecution Jolt: Victim's Ex-Lover Confesses to Eight Killings

A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

My Very Own Motion, Tra La

Well, obviously, I can't say much about this new SCO filing [PDF] at this time. It's all about moi.

I can say this: SCO in its wisdom has just guaranteed that the judges in SCO v. IBM and SCO v. Novell will have to read Groklaw. So, welcome Judge Kimball. Welcome, Judge Wells. We've enjoyed very much learning about the law by watching you at work. SCO told you something that isn't true. No one tried to serve me that I knew about. No one informed me of any deposition date.

Reiser pleads not guilty in wife's slaying

Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser pleaded not guilty last friday to murdering his estranged wife in a case that could go to a jury next month after he exercised his right to a speedy trial.

IBM's (Redacted) Reply Memorandum in Support of its SJ on Counterclaim Ten

Here's IBM's Reply Memorandum in Further Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on its Claim for Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement with respect to its Linux Activities (IBM's Tenth Counterclaim). This was one of the summary judgment motions heard by Judge Kimball on March 7th (transcript is here for reference).

Transcript of the March 7 Hearing in SCO v IBM

Here is the transcript of the March 7th hearing in SCO v IBM, the last of the summary judgment hearings transcripts.

Help Lobby Washington To Protect Open Source from Software Patents

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property is making another attempt to reform patent law. I need your help to lobby them to add protection from software patent attacks for Open Source software and Open Standards.