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(From AFX Europe (Focus))
SALT LAKE CITY (AFX) - The SCO Group Inc. suffered another setback Thursday in a lawsuit accusing IBM Corp. of donating proprietary Unix software code to Linux developers.
U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball upheld a magistrate's decision to dismiss 187 of SCO's 294 claims against Big Blue.
SCO acquired rights to Unix, a computer operating system developed in 1969 by AT&T's Bell Labs, through a series of acquisitions and mergers. It earns money by licensing continually improved versions.
The Utah company claims IBM deployed licensed code it was supposed to keep confidential into the freely distributed Linux operating …