Tuesday, December 05, 2006
- Another goofy SCO filing in the IBM case. Now they're swearing up and down that they've always had the utmost respect for the GPL, and would never, ever consider breaching the thing, blah, blah, blah. It's funny, I distinctly recall them saying the precise opposite, when that course of action seemed to be the right way to go.
Maybe my age is showing, but I'm reminded of the old Hitchhiker's Guide text adventure game. At one point, you had to teleport into your own brain and remove your remaining particle of common sense, so that you'd be able to possess "tea" and "no tea" at the same time. My guess is that someone on SCO's legal team used to be extremely good at the HHGG game.
- A couple of pieces about Friday's new Novell filing. One is a new Bob Mims piece at the Salt Lake Tribune, and there's an unbylined article at CBR, too.
- A new piece at LinuxWorld gives an overview of last week's legal excitement.
- Here's what Novell has to say about yesterday's "forking OpenOffice" story. According to Novell, what they're developing is a plugin to OOo, not a fork, and they think it's the cat's pajamas. They may genuinely believe that, too, but it sure looks like they're being taken for a ride.
- ElReg has a new followup on SCO's ongoing HA Clusters/Clustering clusterfuck. The original article predicted the website error would be fixed momentarily, but it still wasn't fixed as of earlier today. There are actually two "HA Clusters" links on SCO's main page, and as of right now one's ok and one's broken. If you'd like to know all about the wonderful world of HA Clusters, the correct page can be found here -- although if you go there you'll probably be exposed to dangerous top secret methods-n-concepts or something.
I thought the first post was a cheap shot, but the longer this goes on the funnier it gets.
- Builder.au ran a piece recently about automatic code generation tools, eliciting a bit of skeptical feedback from one reader. The reader says, in part:
Automatic code generation tools are used in many places and are frequently very useful. A famous example is one of SCO's "proofs" that System V code had found its way into Linux: it was code generated by a code generator from a state machine definition, so of course it looked the same.
This is actually a new one to me. It'd be awfully funny if it's true. Anyone out there got a reference on this?
- I mentioned this a few days ago, and sure enough, that Carpinello guy from Boies, Schiller, & Flexner is now an official nominee for the NY State Supreme Court.
- A bit about how to run Linux on your Roomba. Rumor has it SCO's going to offer a competing product in the near future. The OpenServer-based Roomba will be quite similar to the Linux Roomba, except that it may randomly attack its owner without provocation during the full moon.
- On the space shuttle, every New Years Eve is Y2K all over again. Jeepers.