Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I have all kinds of good excuses about why I haven't posted in a few days, even though there's been a mini-flurry of SCO news of fair-to-middlin' importance. I could take some time out and bore you with the excuses, but I won't.
- So I admit I'd completely forgotten about SCO Tec Forum 2007, which was the reason behind all those recent, fluffy, content-free press releases we've been seeing. I haven't seen any news reports about how the show was, and there's nothing in blogospace, and not even anything on comp.unix.sco.misc. But maybe it was a great conference, and the attendees just don't use the Interwebs or something. It does amuse me that SCO Tec Forum happened in the same city, at the same time, but not the same hotel, as DefCon 14. Maybe the DefCon organizers figured the hardcore "black hat" guys would all be at the SCO event and would leave everybody else alone that way. I dunno.
- I haven't covered all the new SCO press releases yet. Here's the one with their Team 1 Systems partnership on Me Inc. Seems SCO talked Team 1 (a longtime partner of theirs) into going into a whole new business segment they know nothing about. Team 1 must've figured they've gone this far with SCO, so why not take it to the next level (down)? What's the point of walking only half the plank?
- And the most recent one, on SCO's foray into Canadian politics, believe it or not.
- Meanwhile, the preliminary maneuvering continues in SCO v. Novell. The pretrial disclosure stuff happened as scheduled, but now there are Rule 26(a)(3) objections to fight over. More delay? Don't bet against it.
- Oh, and Daniel Lyons is the Fake Steve Jobs, I suppose because shilling for SCO just doesn't pay like it used to. I'm pretty sure he's visited SNR at least once, and I suppose I ought to feel honored, now that he's a famous Interweb celebrity and all that. But he's still a sleazebag. I'll grant that he occasionally has a way with words, in a vicious, juvenile, one-dimensional sort of way. That's just his nature. It's pretty much all he does. Likewise, scorpions are quite good at stinging people, because it's instinctive, it's what they do, and it's what they've always done. When they do, you don't call them clever and praise the quality of their work.