Thursday, August 23, 2007
- SCO v. Novell takes another step toward trial, with a new round of amended pretrial disclosures, including proposed witness lists. In addition to a few of their own witnesses, Novell also wants to put Darl and Sontag on the stand. That ought to be interesting. They also mention, in an offhand sort of way, that they've got another 185 exhibits on top of those they disclosed in the first go-round of pretrial disclosures. Many of those will only be used if SCO keeps trying to hold on to the Sun/M$ cash. So I imagine SCO's got to be wondering exactly what kind of dirt Novell's holding in reserve. They'll probably try to keep the money anyway, regardless of what might be in those new exhibits, because they really don't have any choice in the matter. They're toast, guaranteed BK if they don't at least have a go at it. So this could get mighty entertaining before it's all over.
- ITJungle: "Court Says Novell Owns Unix, Not SCO"
- "Judge's ruling signals 'game over' for SCO"
- Today's McDougall piece: "SCO Could Face Cash Crunch After Novell Trial". He actually uses GL as a source, although without mentioning PJ by name. Oh, and he gets a quote from Didio, who admits things look pretty grim for SCO these days.
- And Murph's latest, "huh? SCO and knowing what I don't know". Go ahead, just try to figure out what point he's trying to make in that post. I dare you.
- Over on the SiliconInvestor board, SCOtt Lemon responds to a recent bit of taunting, and gets an amusing response.
- A rather sad tale over on c.u.s.m., in which an OSR 6 user posts to say he likes the OS, and his ERP software (which he's also happy with) runs on it, and everything's dandy, but he just wishes SCO hadn't gone down the litigation path. So he says he's a happy camper, but he still felt compelled to justify his choice of OSR6 to a bunch of (hopefully sympathetic) perfect strangers on Usenet, and he ended his post by saying "Just an alternative story to the doom and gloom..... "