- Additional filings in SCO v. IBM. Zen's Den has 'em all here -- everything from #960 on is new. Right now I'm reading through #961, perhaps better known as "IBM’S MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO SCO’S OBJECTIONS TO THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S ORDER ON IBM’S MOTION TO CONFINE AND SCO’S MOTION TO AMEND ITS DECEMBER 2005 SUBMISSION". Say that ten times fast, I dare you. But apart from the title, the doc's a good read, as IBM docs usually are. This one's much smaller than SCO's #960, and it isn't full of SCO's brain-melting nonsense.
- Addendum D to doc #961 is a chart laying out SCO's 294 claims about "misused material". If SCO had a legit case, you'd see lots of rows with X's in the Linux columns, and also X's in columns for SysV, AIX, and/or Dynix/ptx. Go ahead and look for yourself, and see how many of those you can find. The chart's informative so far as it goes, but I suspect the Nazgul don't have any graphic artists on staff. When reading the chart you may find it helpful to cross-reference with this chart, also over at Zen's Den. (I'm sure there was something similar on GL too, but I can't find it at the moment.) It gives a brief summary of each claim and tells what's become of it. Much nicer to look at, although scrolling down through all those grey boxes marked "Dismissed" can get a little monotonous after a while.
- On IV, another rapid debunking of a silly SCO assertion, this one about RCU in #690. One great thing about programming as opposed to lawyering is that when an assertion fails, your entire process ends. If only the federal courts were as unforgiving as the immutable laws of the "Old Testament"...
- Wired on "How to Explain DRM to Your Dad".
- You still want an iPhone? Bah! When the iPhone 2.0 comes out, everyone in the whole Starbucks will just look at you and laugh. Ok, ok, it's an Onion story, but still. My wife has a 1st generation iPod, which she keeps because of the clickwheel that actually rotates. The thing came out what, 5 years ago? And it's already a collector's item, practically.
- A piece about an upcoming open source conference in India. You've just gotta love the florid Indian English:
Brain Bogglers, the technology quiz, will witness some of the finest brains in the country lock horns in a neuronic battle while No Ugly Duckling, and the open source challenge will bear testimony to a clash of open source titans in their quest for supremacy.
- Finally, you no longer need an invite to get a Gmail account. Which I suppose also means that current Gmail account holders no longer have scarce & desirable Gmail invites to hand out. So start honing your best "Gmail used to be cool, before they let all the AOL punks in" sneer.
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