Archive | July 15, 2005


OSNews points to a Wired story, What if You Threw a Tradeshow and Nobody Came?. “Macworld Boston ended yesterday. Didn’t realize it was going on at all? You’re in good company. Since Apple didn’t have a presence there and there was no Steve Jobs rock concert product announcement, nobody paid much attention to the Mac-oriented trade show, notes Wired News.”

Ow. I had intended to go, but only dug up the Expo materials too late to get in for free. They were charging $15 for last minute Expo admission, and it’s just not worth that much to pay for people to try to sell you something.

SCO knew Linux was clean before lawsuit

Slashdot and OSNews point the The Register which in turn points to Groklaw with the newsflash: SCO Knew Linux Doesn’t Infringe – Memo. “SCO’s CEO Darl McBride was told that the Linux kernel contained no SCO copyright code six months before the company issued its first lawsuit, a memo reveals. An outside consultant Bob Swartz conducted the audit, and on August 13 2002 Caldera’s Michael Davidson reported the results.”

Slashdot points to Unsealed SCO Email Reveals Linux Code is Clean. rm69990 writes “In a recently unsealed email in the SCO vs. IBM case, it appears that an outside consultant, hired by SCO in 2002, failed to find copyright violations in the Linux Kernel. This was right around the time Darl McBride, who has before been hired by litigious companies as CEO, was hired. It appears that before SCO even began its investigation, they were hoping to find a smoking gun, not believing that Linux could possibly not contain Unix code. Apparently, they ignored the advice of this consultant.”

So, SCO’s own study couldn’t find infringing Linux code.

Upgrading OS/2? Try Linux!

IBM Officially Kills OS/2. boarder8925 writes “‘Big Blue has hammered the final nails into OS/2’s coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.’ IBM has posted a migration page to help OS/2 users easily switch to Linux.” [Slashdot]

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