- Nothing from the courtroom yet, but check out this latest zaniness. Seems that SCO's been watching too many old Perry Mason reruns, and thought they could introduce new materials right before today's hearing, giving Novell no opportunity to read it properly, much less any time to respond. Novell, understandably, is Not Happy.
I expect that made for highly entertaining hearings today, the kind of thing professional diplomats call a "frank exchange of views".
- Here's an outdoor activities calendar for the Lindon area. Seems that someone with SCO would like to invite you on an evening hike to a remote canyon off in the desert. Yeah, that sounds like a great idea. Yikes.
- An uninformative bit on SecurityFocus about a vulnerability within OpenServer's audit facility. It's actually an old vunerability from 2005, but shows up because the bug report was just updated. I can't tell what was updated, though. The bug report says the problem still hasn't been patched.
- Good news out of Seattle, for once: They've busted one of the top 10 "Spam Kings". Something tells me this'll just drive more of the spam "industry" offshore, but hey, it's a start.
- If you like open source software, you'll love open source beer. Mmm.... Beer....
- In gadget news, the AppleTV gets a bigger HD, and now you don't have to do it yourself.
- A bit about Google Maps' new "Street View" feature, currently debuting with a bunch of cities that I'm not interested in. Amazon used to do this with their late, lamented A9 Maps, and I found it surprisingly handy. Knowing the street address of your destination is nice, but you can't beat knowing what the building actually looks like.
I was kind of hoping A9 would pull it off, since the whole all-Google all-the-time thing is starting to grate on me a little. But Amazon bailed on it, so I guess Google Maps it is. Sigh.
- David Pogue's take on the M$ "Surface" beastie, @ NYT.
- A bit about yesterday's Gates + Jobs mano a mano.
Labels: linux, open source, sco, tech