Friday, March 30, 2007


4/2 SNR

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007


3/30 SNR

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Monday, March 26, 2007


3/27 SNR

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Friday, March 23, 2007


3/26 SNR: Redhanded

In a previous post I briefly mentioned the Wikipedia antics of one "Cjhebgen", who was repeatedly vandalizing the Wikipedia pages for SCO & Darl, removing links to GL, deleting long passages about the Linux litigation circus, and even erasing mentions of discontinued products & programs, while also trying to add bits of Me Inc. propaganda copied-n-pasted directly from SCO's marketing materials. He or she was quite persistent about it, too, repeatedly making the same changes after various admins kept reverting them.

Someone with the same nym has occasionally trolled the Y! SCOX board as well. See here and here for examples.

One of the apparently discontinued programs that Cjhebgen wanted to erase from history was that "SCO Marketplace" thing where they'd allegedly pay you to write software for SCO OSes. Turns out an identical edit to the SCO page was made back on February 12th, by a user with the IP address, which is an interesting IP address. With a little Whois magic, we have: = [ ]

(Asked about +

OrgName: The SCO Group Inc.
Address: 355 South 520 West
Address: Suite 100
City: Lindon
StateProv: UT
PostalCode: 84042
Country: US
NetRange: -
NetName: SCO-132
NetHandle: NET-132-147-0-0-1
Parent: NET-132-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Assignment
Updated: 2006-12-11
OrgTechHandle: ABR102-ARIN
OrgTechName: Bradford Andy
OrgTechPhone: 1-801-765-4999

ARIN WHOIS database last updated 2007-03-22 19: 10

Yep, someone from SCO has edited the WP page about SCO at least once. Which is considered dirty pool under WP's rules & regulations. It's reasonable to infer a link between this individual and "Cjhebgen". Either they're the same person (which I suspect), or possibly multiple people acting in concert. I put it to you that the odds that two people would independently decide the "SCO Marketplace" stuff had to go are really quite small. There's no way to prove the Cjhebgen link with the info currently available, but we know for a fact that someone with SCO's tweaked WP at least once. The question is not whether they're doing it or not, but how much.

Later a third account, "Maryland217", popped up and started making some of the same edits. Edits were again reverted, and the person behind the account is now pleading his or her case with one of the admins.

The story's been picked up at Digg, and Texyt. The latter piece expresses some skepticism about the Cjhebgen-SCO link, which is reasonable, of course; I think it's a logical conclusion to draw, but that's not the same thing as having proof. Another thing we don't have proof of is whether the initial edit, the definitely-SCO one, was an "official" act by the company, or just the freelance act of a random employee who wishes the stock would go up. We'll probably never get a straight answer about that.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007


3/22 SNR II

A few more items I ran across later in the day:

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007


3/22 SNR

Once again, my apologies for the sporadic posts of late.

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Monday, March 19, 2007


3/19 SNR II

Shortly after clicking 'Publish' on the last post, more filings from SCO showed up on PACER. Zen's got 'em, naturally. In IBM, they're playing multiple angles trying to get another bite at the apple on the spoilation-of-evidence thing. And the same old extension-of-time, overlength-memo charade in Novell.

Via El Corton, here's what it looks like when a judge gets sick of litigants demanding do-overs.

Meanwhile, there's a fun new piece at GL regarding "Addendum E to IBM's Redacted Reply Memorandum in Further Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on SCO's Contract Claims (SCO's First, Second, Third and Fourth Causes of Action)". No, really, it's fun. Honest.

The infuriating part is diagram #2. As IBM explains, SCO's theory of derivative works implies that they also have contractual control over Blackberry devices, since BSD originated from AT&T's Unix, and TCP/IP originated with BSD, and now Blackberries have TCP/IP too.

I don't know about the rest of you, but SCO can have my BB when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Oh, yeah, the same theory would make SCO the sole owner of the interwebs, too. Sure, Darl. Good luck with that.

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Friday, March 16, 2007


3/19 SNR

Sorry about the lack of posts for a few days here. Been extremely busy in RL and all that.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007


3/15 SNR

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


3/14 SNR

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Monday, March 12, 2007


3/12 SNR

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Thursday, March 08, 2007


3/9 SNR

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007


3/8 SNR

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007


3/6 SNR

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Monday, March 05, 2007


3/5 SNR II

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3/5 SNR

Ok, there's a bit of a lull in major SCO news right now, but here's what's out on the interwebs today:

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Friday, March 02, 2007


3/2 SNR II : Denied


It's a very brief doc, which reads:

Plaintiff and Counterclaim-Defendant The SCO Group, Inc.’s (“SCO’s”) Motion for Relief for IBM’s Spoliation of Evidence came before the Court for hearing on January 18, 2007. Mark James appeared for SCO. Todd Shaughnessy appeared for Defendant and Counterclaim-Plaintiff International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”). The Court, having considered both parties’ papers, having heard argument of counsel, and for good cause appearing,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that SCO’s motion is denied for the reasons set forth by the Court at the hearing held on January 18, 2007.
DATED this 2nd day of March, 2007.
Brooke C. Wells Magistrate Judge

Nelson: "Ha, ha!".

I seem to be quoting Nelson a lot lately.

Updated: It's on GL now, along with some scheduling minutiae in the the NOVL case. People who are more cynical and conspiracy-minded than I might note that deposition deadline and start planning a "Welcome Back PJ" party for April 1st.

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3/2 SNR

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Thursday, March 01, 2007



The CC was kind of amusing this time. Darl says the company's "undervalued", and called SCO's court opponents "enemies", so I think he's taking this a little personally. Headcount's way down to 123 now, because 20 additional people "fell out" through "transitioning", and it's all Linux's fault, but they've got some sort of OpenServer+Me Inc fusion product in the works, and once it takes off and they win the lawsuits, they'll reverse that pesky 90% decline in Unix revenue real soon now. Or at least that's what they say when talking to a clueless investment type -- this time "Hank Feinstein" from "Gagnon Securities" who's already bought about 400k shares without having a clue about what the litigation's all about. Okayyyyy....

Haven't seen any reports from the courtroom yet, but I'll link to those when I see 'em.

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3/1 SNR II

SCO's Q1 earnings numbers are out, in the form of an 8K with their Q1/07 earnings press release attached.

The bottom line:

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 was $6,015,000, down from $7,343,000 for the comparable quarter of the prior year. The net loss for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 was $(1,024,000), or $(0.05) per diluted common share, an improvement over the net loss of $(4,581,000), or $(0.23) per diluted common share, for the comparable quarter of the prior year.


Cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale marketable securities and restricted cash to be used for certain legal expenses totaled $11,616,000 as of January 31, 2007, compared to $12,664,000 as of October 31, 2006.

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3/1 SNR

It feels sort of weird to include semi-OT items on a big news day, but I'd already accumulated a few, and here they are.

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