Friday, January 19, 2007
- More on SCO's ugly, ugly financials
- The ever-relentless Panglozz has discovered that back in August '05, Ralph Yarro transferred a pile of real estate to his wife's name. Now, I suppose there could be a perfectly innocent explanation for that, like maybe it was a birthday present or something. But it sure smells like an attempt to shield assets, maybe from IBM, maybe Novell, maybe even Canopy. This could get interesting, if anyone decides to go after these "shielded" assets.
- Another ruling yesterday in the IBM case. Wells ruled that contrary to SCO's allegations, IBM didn't destroy any evidence. No surprise there. She also said that IBM can't ask Mr. Leitzinger about his source(s) of income at the moment, but this doesn't bar them from cross-examining him about it at trial, if the case gets to trial. So a couple of mildly interesting side issues have been resolved now. This has gotten a bit of coverage:
- Computerworld on SCO's ongoing Unix plans -- although the body of article just has Darl saying they "remain committed", which is CEO-ese for "I don't want to talk about it".
- Sort of OT, but check out the sleek new LG Prada phone. Looks kind of like an iPhone, except it's actually for sale right now. Oh, except in the US of course. But we're used to that.
- A piece about Novell's new Vista vs. Linux site. The best part is that they base it around Didio's old bugbear, TCO (or Total Cost of Ownership). Come to think of it, she hasn't said a word about that for quite a while now. Must've quietly dropped off the list of Redmond-approved talking points, or something.
- Pieces about the recent Me Inc. in India PR, from TechWhack and CommsDesign.
- Computer Weekly says Linux is now a "hot skill". No, this is not a 1999 article. Some people just catch on a little slower than others, I guess.