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Forbes and CNET Joinder in Motion to Intervene and Unseal
Tuesday, January 25 2005 @ 04:03 AM EST

I think it would be hard to say any less than Forbes and CNET do in their Joinder in Motion to Intervene and Motion to Unseal Court Files [PDF]. They want to join the G2 party. That is it.

Same law firm as G2, so the gang's all here. If I were that law firm, I'd have been worried that a publisher of two newsletters might not have the weight and substance in the judge's eyes as a Forbes or a CNET. No doubt they are very glad to have allies say, "Me too, Your Honor." And, hey. What are friends for? The judge might realize, though, how Forbes has propped up SCO's story from day one, because I believe some of their articles have been attached as exhibits, as have O'Gara's. Even discounting those two, though, he probably won't see the subtlety of a CNET. So I'd say this does indeed give more weight to G2's motions, because it looks like the public at large is simply clamoring to poke through all the court documents.

They list stats for Forbes' readership in print, and I was surprised that they weren't higher, but they don't say anything about their readership on the Internet. CNET doesn't say either, but their SEC filings indicate their readership is substantial. Of course, so is Groklaw's, but no matter how you slice it, it is saying to the judge that a lot of people will be affected by this ruling, so he very likely will take it more seriously than before, when it was looking more like an individual's personal quest. SCO? Their role is to play this to their advantage, even if they didn't make it happen -- and I don't know that they didn't, I just don't get that impression -- and try to use the opportunity to flash IBM's private emails to the world.

What is odd is that no more effort went into this. I note the law firm still misspells David Marriott's name, which is either deliberately disrespectful or careless.

**************************************

Michael P. O'Brien (USB #4894)
Andrew H. Stone (USB #4921)
JONES WALDO HOLBROOK & McDONOUGH PC
[address, phone]

Attorneys for G2 Computer Intelligence, Inc., CNET Networks, Inc., and Forbes Inc.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
STATE OF UTAH, CENTRAL DIVISION


THE SCO GROUP, INC., a Delaware
corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
CORPORATION, a New York corporation,

Defendant.


JOINDER IN MOTION TO
INTERVENE AND MOTION TO
UNSEAL COURT'S FILES


Civil No. 03CV0294

Judge Dale A. Kimball
Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells

CNET Networks, Inc. ("CNET"), and Forbes Inc. ("Forbes"), by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby join in the motions of G2 Computer Intelligence, Inc. ("G2") to intervene in this action and unseal the Court's file.

CNET is a global interactive content company providing, among other content, information and news regarding personal and business technology. It is the publisher, among other websites, of www.cnet.com, CNET News.com (www.news.com.com), and www.zdnet.com. Both of these sites regularly cover issues concerning computer technology and the high-tech industry.

Forbes is the publisher of Forbes, the nation's leading business magazine and its international edition, Forbes Global, which together reach a worldwide audience of nearly five million readers. Forbes also publishes www.Forbes.com, a leading business website. Forbes' publications regularly cover business, technology and computer industry issues.

CNET and Forbes respectfully incorporate G2's Motion to Intervene and Motion to Unseal Court's Files as though fully set forth herein and further request that they be permitted to intervene on the same terms as G2.

Respectfully submitted this 19th day of January, 2005.

JONES WALDO HOLBROOK & McDONOUGH PC
By: ___[signature]___
Michael P. O'Brien
Andrew H. Stone
Attorneys for G2 Computer Intelligence, Inc., CNET
Networks, Inc., and Forbes Inc.


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that on the 19th day of January, 2005, I caused a true and correct copy of the foregoing to be sent as indicated below to the following:

Brent O. Hatch (via facsimile & hand delivery)
Mark F. James
Hatch, James & Dodge, P.C.
[address]

David Boies (via facsimile & 1st class mail)
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
[address]

Stephen N. Zack (via facsimile & 1st class mail)
Mark J. Heise
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
[address]

Todd Shaughnessy (via facsimile & hand delivery)
Snell & Wilmer LLP
[address]

Advid Marriott (via facsimile & 1st class mail)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
[address]

Donald J. Rosenberg (via facsimile & 1st class mail)
[address]

___[signature]___


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