Wednesday, October 04, 2006
SNR for 10/3
- Finally we're getting a little coverage about Friday's filing in the Novell case. There's an article by SJVN here, and an unbylined piece at CBR here.
- And here's at least one blog post mentioning the latest action, which also states that HP isn't operating any secret prisons. To which I'd just like to add "That we know of, anyway."
- Here's another post about the latest excitement, and about SCO and Groklaw generally.
- A blog search also brings up a now-dead link that was once a job posting for an HP-UX System Administrator. One of the duties listed in the surviving preview snippet is "Build a SCO Server and a migration from SCO to HP-UX". That's an odd migration path, if you ask me.
- One fun thing in the Novell filing is the extended argument where they argue that SCO is destined for bankruptcy regardless of anything that happens in court. Many of us have played amateur corporate accountant and tried to figure out just how long SCO can keep up the charade. The filing does something similar, but with professional-grade number crunching. I think the goal is to convince the judge that, since SCO is doomed in any case, a ruling that hastens the company's demise by a few quarters is not really a drastic step.
- One of this blog's many astute readers pointed me at this blog post by a guy who worked for an unnamed startup associated with that Mike Anderer guy. You remember him, right? Halloween X, S2, MIT rocket science, and so on? For all I know, maybe he is a rocket scientist, but a financial wizard? That's, ahem, more arguable.
- A few earlier related posts at the same blog worth mentioning:   .
- While we're on the Anderer thing, another tidbit someone sent my way. He's gotten another patent for some sort of mobility device whatzit. The astute reader who sent this my way speculated that it showed Anderer was still associated with Realm Systems somehow. My experience with the patent process has been that if you're listed as a co-inventor when a patent is filed for, your name stays on there no matter how long the process takes, and no matter whether you still work for the company or not.
- A thread about kernel panics on OpenServer 5.0.7.