Wednesday, December 27, 2006


12/30 SNR

The holiday lull continues, with very little to report. Friday the 29th came and went with nary a word about a conference call. This is apparently the first time SCO/Caldera has ever gone without a Q4 call in December, so you have to wonder what's going on, just a little. Not a peep out of SCO, and no new juicy rumors to report either. As I've said before, I'm usually not interested in rumors, but that's about all we've got right now.

Before we get to the news, you might've noticed the new color scheme here at SNR. I decided I was sick of all those ugly orange and brown tones, and it was time for something a little more soothing. I'm trying for a simple, straightforward, and non-annoying design here. Feedback is always welcome, of course.

There is one juicy bit to report. Last week SCO filed a couple of redacted documents that weren't really redacted. Instead of removing the sensitive passages, they left the text in and made it invisible, so that it was child's play to highlight the super-secret stuff and copy and paste it into, say, an emacs window for example and see the illicit info. Given SCO's history of trying to leak sealed information by, for instance, reading it aloud in open court, my working assumption is that this was a deliberate move. The pseudo-redacted text does mention a few internal IBM and Novell emails in passing, so perhaps SCO thought they could get a leg up by getting this info out there. The emails would've been mildly embarrassing if SCO had leaked them a couple of years ago, but at this point they just seem irrelevant. Everything else seems either innocuous, or actually damaging to SCO, so if this was a deliberate move, it was a stupid deliberate move. If you want to take a look for yourself, GL's taken the dodgy PDFs down, but this IV post shows where you can find the two PDFs in question, IBM-907 and IBM-908.

Meanwhile, SCO's stock rose a bit toward the end of last week, for no obvious reason. Call me cynical, but I wonder whether the markets are rewarding the company for the long-term decline in its stock price, since that makes it less likely SCO will see an Apple-style backdated options scandal. That's probably not the real reason, but I just thought I'd toss that thought out there to the peanut gallery, FWIW.

Only a handful of other news items to relate right now:

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