Thursday, March 01, 2007
- It's CC time again. I'll try to listen in this time, and either way I'll report on the festivities later on.
- SCO filed a Schedule 14A form yesterday, which is juicier than it sounds. We already knew Dayjet Ed wasn't running for reelection. Now we learn that they're not replacing him, and they're just shrinking the board from 8 to 7 members now. So even the BOD is downsizing, apparently. Another interesting tidbit is that Sontag's no longer listed among the exec staff in the stock disclosure section. You have to wonder exactly what that means.
Panglozz has sorted through all the eye-glazing verbiage and explains the disclosure stuff in plain English. In short: Most BOD members don't own any SCO stock now. They didn't even buy any after getting appointed, as a symbolic vote of confidence or anything. Likewise, the exec staff isn't buying SCO stock either, despite having an ESOP plan in place and everything. So the guys who aren't voting with their feet yet are at least voting with their wallets. I guess they don't want any of their own money riding on this POS.
- Oh, there's also a hearing on a slew of PSJ motions in SCO v. IBM scheduled for today in front of Judge Kimball. When it rains, it pours, I guess. When I see any reports from the courtroom, I'll post 'em here.
- A couple new SCO v. IBM filings in ibm case. Doc 970 is just a notice about today's hearing. 971 concerns an excerpt from a deposition by one Lawrence Bouffard, a deposition actually taken as part of the Novell case (or so the doc says). It's a bit of bickering over APA terms and such, and I'm not sure what point they're trying to prove with it. I imagine we'll hear more about this thing in today's hearing.
- A Y! poster got a chance to play with UnixWare the other day. His impressions here.
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.
- The latest fun bit of malware: A blog worm that spreads itself through blogspam, among other things.
- Some poor sap at Macworld installed XP on his Intel Mac on a lark, left it running, and was shocked to discover he'd ended up with a boatload of worms and spyware.
- IHT on Vista's upgrade weirdness.
- Canon takes a $5.6M hit in a patent case involving a small, money-losing US firm.
- More fun litigious IP madness. This time, a certain litigious celebrity psychic has trademarked her own name, in an effort to silence internet critics. She's even got a lawyer going around threatening critics with trademark infringement simply for mentioning her in a negative light. You must read the response letter by the critic's attorney. Talk about not taking any prisoners. Wow. Awesome.
- Move over, IPv6 and ten-digit local dialing. Seems the world is rapidly running out if ISBN numbers, so they'll be migrating to 13 digits from the current 10. And people say that printed books are dying out. Ha!
- Archos has a new portable media widget with a builtin camcorder. Kewl.
- China invents the Borg pigeon.