David Frasure's 1992 BSDi Deposition

Friday, October 22 2004 @ 04:13 PM EDT

Contributed by: PJ

Here's David Frasure's deposition in the BSDi case, from 1992. SCO presents it to the court and the media as an example of one of two IBM declarants contradicting himself. However, their argument, in my opinion, suffers from the same fatal flaw as it does with the 1992 Otis Wilson deposition. In both cases, the '92 depositions are talking about educational licenses, not commercial ones, so it looks to me like an apples to oranges comparison, not a contradiction.

I haven't finished reading this deposition yet -- it's about 226 pages long -- so I thought we could read it together. If you wish to compare, you can read David Frasure's declaration [ PDF] in the SCO v. IBM case and his deposition [PDF]. Needless to say, we have a lot of transcribing to do.