Monday, November 06, 2006
- The resume of an engineer who lists himself as "sole client developer for the Me, Inc. product line", and who is no longer employed at SCO. Hmmmm...
- Back in May, on his personal blog, he had a list of Me, Inc's direct competitors. Seems Oracle is one of them. If you're SCO and you're going up against Oracle, it seems to me that would count as a risk that ought to appear in your SEC filings. I don't recall ever seeing it, though.
- NTP is at it again, this time they're suing palm, backed by the money they squeezed out of RIM. This is a perfect example of why appeasing IP trolls is a terrible idea.
- Computerworld has something they call "IT Blogwatch", which (when they cover SCO-related topics) is sort of like what I do here, except not as good, of course. This week they're rounding up comments about MS+Novell. There are a few on there I haven't linked to already, so it may be worth a look.
- The general counsel for Red Hat suggests that Novell will be out of the Linux market by this time next year.
- I try to be evenhanded here, I really do, and on the rare occasion there's a vaguely positive news item about SCO, I'm not going to ignore it. I may have some snide remarks to say about it, but I'll still pass it along. SJVN has a recent piece provocatively titled "What I like about SCO". What he likes about SCO is OpenServer, and as an example he mentions the recent story about a SCO box being sealed up inside a wall for a few years. I understand that OpenServer is widely reputed to be very, very reliable, although it's not exactly chock-full of modern Unix features (kernel threads, large file support, etc.) -- unless you count OpenServer 6, which is actually a rebadged UnixWare. Any box that had been behind a wall for a few years would have to have been at most OSR 5.x, and possibly even older. Now, current SCO management can't take credit for the stability of OSR5, since that was entirely the doing of OldSCO. Heck, the last time that box-in-a-wall was booted may have been before NewSCO turned evil and started suing its customers.
- LRG Capital, which is apparently Baystar's parent company now, has hired someone named Bryce Sutton as its new director of sales & marketing, who will report directly to the one and only Larry Goldfarb, LRG's CEO. I'm guessing the 'L' in LRG stands for Larry, and I have a few good guesses about what the 'G' might represent.
- Another piece full of Novell-MS handwringing.
- Someone on the boards mentioned this weird 512-core chip out of Japan. It's not SCO-related, really, but I thought I'd pass it along.
- OpenBSD 4.0 has been released into the wild. There's a longer review of it here, which mentions that OpenBSD can supposedly run SCO Unix apps via an emulation layer. And Darl already said he owns all BSDs. But despite all of this, SCO hasn't sued yet. Maybe they're just scared about picking a fight with Theo.
- David Berlind has a piece about Red Hat's new indemnification thing, and he talks a bit about SCO, DC, Autozone, etc.
- SJVN explains why he's sticking with SuSE.
- Solera's DS widget now has more disk capacity. Yawn.
- Another growth industry in the Lindon area: pythons. Not the language, the snake, silly.
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