|By Maureen O'Gara||
|September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT||
"SCO is chafing badly under the propaganda war it's losing to Groklaw," writes Maureen O'Gara, who describes Groklaw as "the pro-IBM Web site that's following its $5 billion case against IBM."
Her controversial report continues:
SCO and its legal A-Team of Boies and Silver want the world to start seeing the case the way they see it and are going to file a motion asking the court to unseal most of the documents that are currently under seal.
What it wants aired are IBM's e-mails, which they think tell a killer story about AIX, Dynix and Project Monterey.
SCO says that by the end of the month it is also going to amend its contract suit against IBM - SCO's suit last time we looked was a contract case although that fact sometimes gets lost - and include the Monterey Project based on evidence that turned up in the discovery that IBM has provided so far.
Near as we can piece together, SCO intends to charge IBM with fraud.
Supposedly sometime in the first half of 2000 IBM made a course correction to Linux and away from Monterey, which was the IBM-SCO-Intel initiative to move AIX to the Itanium, a project that Sequent and Dynix ultimately got bolted on to too. It was, as we recall, supposed to be the (as in THE) mainstream operating system.
However, after IBM decided to back Linux, it supposedly concocted a scheme to put out an Itanium product, then kill it immediately, thinking that if it did that it would trigger some licensing rights - that were allegedly non-existent, according to SCO - to use Monterey code for Power and thereby have a product they could use against Sun.
See, IBM was on Unix System 3 and Sun was on System V and IBM needed to catch up, but, according to SCO, didn't want to pay SCO for it, hence the new charges. Supposedly SCO never knew any of this before it stumbled over it in IBM's discovery.
SCO has also finally decided to set up a site of its own to house all the myriad legal documents the suit has created so people won't have to go to Groklaw and read its anti-SCO philippics.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday District Court Judge Dale Kimball sat through three-and-a-half hours worth of oral arguments on four motions in the SCO-IBM case, the most substantive of which - as near as we can figure out - was IBM's eye-crossing cross-motion for partial summary judgment on its claim for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
At the risk of practicing law without a license - and with due reverence for Cravath, Swaine's abilities to move the ball even you're looking plum at it - this motion and its little friends look like one of those red herrings that may fetch IBM a lot of PR yardage, but may not ultimately score a touchdown.
IBM's premise started with asking the court to declare Linux free of any SCO copyright claims. Again near as we can figure out given all the easily misleading legal talk, Cravath, Swaine's boys, IBM's lawyers, modified their position at the hearing the other day and simply asked Judge Kimball to rule that the widgetry IBM contributed to Linux didn't infringe on any claimed SCO copyrights.
Well, now, Cravath, Swaine accomplished that maneuver quite nicely - with help from some stylistic faux pas by SCO's side - and will probably win that round for all we know - but darned if we can remember SCO ever charging IBM with that.
The only copyright charge we remember SCO making has to do with IBM continuing to distribute AIX after SCO claims it pulled its AIX license.
However, if IBM does win its motion, then it - or its factotums - will be able to claim victory and seek to reassure users to keep on buying Linux.
Anyway, Judge Kimball decided to give this and the other three motions he heard a think and postponed his decision. Then he took a stab at ending the discovery deadlock between IBM and SCO - having previously refused to discuss SCO's myriad complaints about IBM's refusing to turn over discovery - and told IBM to turn in its reply to SCO's latest motions trying to shake the CVMC source tree out of IBM by Wednesday, September 22 and told SCO to file its reply to whatever IBM has to say two days later, on September 24. After that, the ball will be in the judge's court.
|Henry Drefeldt 10/23/04 01:27:49 PM EDT|
I think that in addition to getting a few web developer that knows how to make webpages readable, getting some with enough
|SPB 10/14/04 08:04:12 AM EDT|
In my opinion, this is idiotic journalism regurgitated by a sycophant. Why don't you use www.groklaw.net - even if you ignore Pam Jones' comments - and read the actual court filings?
I'm surprised you even put your name to this article. How little price journalists put upon their good character these days? It reminds me of an anecdote where Bernard Shaw once asked a rich woman if she would sleep with him for a million pounds - she replied "Yes". "And for a hundred thousand pounds?" he asked. "Possibly," she replied. "And for ten pounds?" asked Shaw. "Certainly not!" she retorted. "What do you think I am?" "We have already established that," replied Shaw. "We are simply negotiating a price now."
What price journalistic integrity?
|Reader 10/13/04 06:05:54 PM EDT|
Her controversial report continues = Don't believe this crap.
|Nnyan 10/13/04 05:49:03 PM EDT|
As stated in various posts Linuxworld is the armpit of journalism and O'Gara is a paid shill hiding under the term "journalism".
Give her (Enderle, Lyons, etc...) a few bucks and a prepared "Story" and she will spout it out to select media outlets. Give them a few more bucks and they will do a "Study" that reflects the exact numbers you want it to.
Want your product to be 230% faster, cheaper or better then your competitors? Spend the $$$ and they will make it seem almost real.
What a laugh
|hrvatska 10/13/04 05:31:49 PM EDT|
If the case isn't about copyrights, why does SCO's law firms talk so much about non-literal copying? And in support of that assertion, request more discovery. The FACT that IBM has turned the source code to every version of AIX they've released, and SCO is asking for the unreleased developer's code and notes, shows that no matter what Maureen O'Gara says, SCO is basing their claims on copyright infringement. Ms. O'Gara comes across as an uninformed SCO shill.
|Steve Turner 10/08/04 07:39:19 AM EDT|
If you haven't heard SCO going on about copyright infringement, what sort of journalist are you. All they have ever gone on about in every newspaper article and in all courts except the SCO-IBM court is copyright infringement, and you say they haven't raised this yet. You really are a joke. Take your head out of Darl's butt and you may see daylight.
|Justin 09/21/04 08:23:14 AM EDT|
Dear God woman, have you no shame?
|Watcher 09/21/04 12:14:35 AM EDT|
FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION (Copyright Infringement), paragraphs 173 through 180 (pages 50-52) of SCO's Second Amended Complaint. Paragraph 179 is the direct accusation, if you want to be specific.
If you're "darned if we can remember SCO ever charging IBM with that" then you must have dozed off sometime in the first 50 pages, becuse SCO most definitely *have* charged IBM with that.
They did, in typical SCO fashion, decline to provide specifics other than "IBM's breaches of the IBM Related Agreements and the Sequent Related Agreements and its post-termination actions have infringed, have induced infringement of, and have contributed to the infringement of, copyright registrations of SCO and its predecessors. Such actions have been wilful and have been done with knowledge of the copyright rights of SCO."
Many people, not least of them IBM, would dearly like to know much more specifically what SCO are talking about.
|Michael 09/20/04 09:08:42 PM EDT|
Keep phoning them in, Maureen. God forbid you should actually ever research one of these SCO press releases. Or heavens forbid, check the facts? But that would jeapodize your second job as Darl's publicist.
|Offda Wally 09/20/04 12:43:09 PM EDT|
Thank you, Maureen, for your analysis. It's people like you and Bob Enderle and Kieran O'Shaughnessy (and, of course, Darl himself) that we NEED to hear from OFTEN in order to keep this controversey alive! The way SCO's law firm has been handling the case lately, it's become a bit one-sided, and hence boring and not newsworthy. But with you and your colleagues stirring things up with your diligent reporting at irregular intervals, the media has NEW things to report. This help keep Linux and its ascent on the front page of every IT journal & web site. If it hadn't been for the SCO lawsuit, Linux would probably still be an unknown entity to most CEOs. But all the news generated by stories such as yours helps promote the validation of Open Source in general and Linux in particular. Such exposure would have cost the Open Source movement millions of dollars (that they don't have) for advertising, but you and Bob and your friends continue to provide this service for free.
Thanks, Maureen! Don't let the turkeys get you down. Keep up the great work!
|Nicholas Donovan 09/20/04 09:54:24 AM EDT|
Securities Law 101
SCO wants to Charge IBM with Fraud!???
Charging of a felony must be done by a DA's office, or in some cases the DA's office with a Grand Jury.
SCO can do nothing but watch the value of its shares sink into oblivion.
Just my opinion,
|DaveF 09/19/04 08:27:09 PM EDT|
Hack said: "Mr Wallace posts... [t]his time... some *new* drivel."
I stand corrected...
|Hack 09/19/04 04:16:45 PM EDT|
> Mr Wallace posts the same drivel again and again and again.
I beg to differ. This time he posted some *new* drivel. Note how *all* OSI approved licenses are now some kind of a problem, not just the GPL. What can I say, DW never fails to impress :-)
|Justin Davies 09/19/04 02:59:47 PM EDT|
As usual Maureen has only managed to get one side of the story, and seeing as SCO is desparate to get "good" publicity, they went to the one person that they knew would write anything as long as she gets paid. I remember hounding SUSE when the redundacies happened and when she couldn't get an asnwer from PR (or any of the other offices) she made it up! I have and never will rely on any story she has written and I would advise anyone else to do the same.
|DaveF 09/19/04 11:14:58 AM EDT|
I see Daniel Wallace is back again, like a dead mouse stuck in the wall the smell of which one finds difficult to exorcise.
Mr Wallace posts the same drivel again and again and again. He has absolutely no credibility because, months ago, in fact years ago, he was shown to be wrong in even the simplest of his assertions and has, to this day, failed to admit it. When pressed, he runs to post the same crap elsewhere. When challenged there, he runs back here in an endless cycle.
Mr Wallace says: "[OSI licenses] are meant to apply to anyone in the public domain who chooses to accept the offered terms. But by attempting to extend the license terms to ANYONE [my emphasis] in the public domain..."
This statement, in itself, shows just how entirely clueless Wallace is. The licenses do not attempt to extend their provisions to absolutely anyone in the public domain, only to those who wish to prepare or distribute derivative works. Those people have, under copyright law, no authority to do so. If they wish to do so, they require the agreement (license) of the copyright holder. By releasing the software under the GPL, the copyright holders have agreed to waive their right to control the preparation of a derivative work IFF the individual preparing that derivative work agrees to similarly licence his portion of that work. Nothing could be simpler or clearer.
Sheesh, why do I even bother? Mr Wallace, you've been through this time and time again. Do you recall when you said that "a simple check with a competent attorney" would prove you right? Then when a distinguished attorney and professor in a renowned law school wrote and said that your position was clearly wrong, you ran and hid under some rock? I challenged you again and again and again to admit that "a simple check with a competent attorney" had failed to prove you right and you refused. Now, you're back. If you're hoping that Eben Moglen will post, this time, that you are right and will bow and worship at your feet, well, hey, I've got an idea, hold your breath until it happens!
Do you remember when you said that the BSD licences were alright because they didn't restrict blahblahblahblahblah. Now you're here saying that all OSI licences are a problem. BSD licences are OSI licences ferchrisake!
I'll repeat Mathfox's challenge, Mr Wallace. If you're so sure that the GPL is unenforceable, take some GPLd code, prepare a derivative and then distribute it under something other than the GPL. Do it! You've been challenged to do that innumerable times and yet you fail to do it. It appears that your certainty in the crap you spout is limited to pontification and that your convictions are only millimetres deep. Until you're prepared to challenge the GPL in a court of law by violating it yourself, why don't you just dry up and roll away? In the absence of that, I'm sick of the same crap again and again.
Please folks, Mr Wallace is entirely clueless. He appears to be suffering from some sort of delusion that only he can clearly interpret copyright law. My advice would be to save your breath and let him slink off to post this crap somewhere else. It's bad enough we have O'Gara as a clueless troll, let's not feed another.
|Fred Grott 09/19/04 09:49:44 AM EDT|
Daniel Wallace you poor understanding of copyrights or a software iicens are very disturbing..
The same laws that govern the copyright license of Mcrosoft govern FOSs software..
what you describe paints both FOSs and MS software udner the saem conditions ie the copyright law and contracts..
MS software is license under multiparty contracts folks..
|Paul 09/19/04 09:35:04 AM EDT|
No one could be this stupid. O'Gara may be trying to stimulate controversy to boost hits to the sites she writes for. Please do not feed the troll.
|Daniel Wallace 09/19/04 09:14:53 AM EDT|
The FOSS community steadfastly refuses to accept what
The philosophical beliefs and emotional attachment to
The most generous (to FOSS goals) holding to be found
"Like the Supreme Court in Wolens, we think it prudent
A simple "two party contract" is not preempted by
All OSI approved licenses are "unlimited multiparty
The license says here's our copyrighted work... accept
The Federal Courts will NEVER accept these licensing
Linux is soon to be the domain of Corporate America and
|Fred Grott 09/19/04 08:08:44 AM EDT|
I would like to point out some points that highlight Maureen's true intentions:
1. Since Maureen is so concern with regurgitating SCo's pr I asked several week saog to specifically name the coument and paragraphs in discovery that back up SCO's point that she restated...Note: SCO has ye tot do any depositions so I already knew the naswer before asking..her answer was to not answer at all..I will soon post the meail with her permission on my blog..
2. SCO has yet do any depositions in a case that is over almost 2 years old...
3. SCO's pr always contradicts what SCO states in court and they have this pattern for over 2 years..
I fully believe that Maureen ha been pressued by an advertiser of LinuxWorld or sys-con to avoid asking any questions borne by facts or to state any facts that contradict SCO's pr releases..
I think we need to group together and find the advertiser that is ordering this and expose them to the light of Linxu enlightenment..
|flimbag 09/19/04 07:49:11 AM EDT|
You know, I'd be only too happy to read the court documents on SCO's website, because it would give me enormous pleasure to watch those super-sweet legal minds at Cravath, Swaine and Moore beating the living daylights out of those overpriced legal dunces who are representing SCO on bandwidth that was actually paid for by SCO.
SCO can whine all they want to about getting their side of the story across, but the *real* story -- as anyone who reads Groklaw knows -- is in the court filings.
Of course, I don't believe for a moment this will happen. The last thing SCO wants is for the media and their investors to be reading *all* of Cravath, Swaine and Moore's filings and *all* of the supplementary documentation. If people did that, they wouldn't be able to write the sort of ludicrous stories that Maureen has written here today.
|Hack 09/19/04 03:03:17 AM EDT|
I can hardly wait! Will those sealed documents also include the "millions of line of infringing code"? You really crack me up Maureen.
Do you really think readers of *Linux*World would care what IBM and old SCO did or didn't do in regards to Monterey? How exactly does that affect Linux, once IBM PSJ on non-infringement, as well as CC10 on infringement by SCO goes through? Do you know anything about this case at all?
Keep up the good work on the comedy column ;-)
|No dice 09/18/04 10:20:33 PM EDT|
The continued level of misinterpretation, blind regurgitation, and complete falsehoods in O'Gara's work must be thrilling to LinuxWorld.
Despite what O'Gara claims, SCO did in fact accuse IBM of contravening its copyrights before they started wanted to bury those claims in a blizzard of filings related to contracts. I'm sure if anyone was willing to drag themselves through her earlier stories, they'd probably find her mentioning it. A thankless task, to be sure.
By the way, O'Gara: SCO cannot "charge" IBM with fraud. That's a criminal charge. Either SCO have private delusions of being in law enforcement, or - as usual - your reporting and conclusions both stink like a week-old litterbox.
|be2weenthelines 09/18/04 10:00:09 PM EDT|
I don't know which is more embarassing. Being the author of such a distorted piece of nonsense or being its publisher. The court filings are there for anyone to read. Don't take Groklaw's word for the weakness of SCO's case and the reprehensibility of their conduct. Don't take the word of a hack journalist spouting SCO propaganda. Read them for yourseelf and make up your own mind.
|Mark 09/18/04 07:26:17 PM EDT|
One of the most amaturish articles I've ever seen.
|Gotta be kidding me... 09/18/04 06:46:25 PM EDT|
Didn't SCO make simular allegations regarding IBM and ELF, that never materialized. Maureen seems to miss the obvious questions and just repeats SCO's drivel (perhaps why Maureen is always first during SCO conference calls to be called for questions). If SCO had reason to sue IBM over Monterey, they'd sue over Monterey rather than Linux. Just as if, they owned SYS V copyrights they'd sue over that, NOT slander of title.
Whats even worse than the reporting (Maureen has gone to the Journalism school of Dan Rather?) is your website displayed the entire story with a margin that showed on average 3 characters per line.
|alec cormack 09/18/04 06:05:01 PM EDT|
shame on you.
If you have genuinely been deceived I trust you will apologise for this when the scoundrels go to jail.
|Bilbo 09/18/04 05:33:23 PM EDT|
Good laugh for a sunday morning, thanks for the entertainment.
|Brian 09/18/04 04:43:10 PM EDT|
I encourage anybody that reads the O'Gara article and is disgusted with the quality of the facts or writing to immediiately pick one of the sponsors appearing on this page and ask them if the article is what they wanted when they spent their hard earned advertising dollars at this site.
If you are truly outraged, pick two.
Please keep your communications civil but you need not hide your contempt.
|Graham Wilkinson 09/18/04 04:24:52 PM EDT|
Maureen clearly hasn't researched anything. She's going to look awfully silly, and she's going to have a hard time selling her articles if this is anything to go by.
SCO was in court on Wednesday the 15th Sept. They have no evidence - worse they have no case. Everything they claim is destroyed by credible witnesses and their own statements.
Pity the SCO shareholders.
|Andreas Kuckartz 09/18/04 03:44:26 PM EDT|
I forgot to write that SCO does *not* publish "all" the legal documents. They only publish a tiny selection of the documents. They do not publish the most devastating documents such as the declarations of MIT expert Randall Davis.
But SCO illegally publishes a *sealed* document, the "MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF SCO’S EXPEDITED MOTION TO ENFORCE THE COURT’S AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER DATED JUNE 10, 2004". Maybe reports about that action were misunderstood by Maureen O'Gara.
The editors should retract that article and publish an apology to the readers.
|Andreas Kuckartz 09/18/04 03:23:17 PM EDT|
Maureen O'Gara wrote: "SCO has also finally decided to set up a site of its own to house all the myriad legal documents the suit has created ..."
This is clueless bullshit. SCO has set up that website *ages* ago.
Also there obviously are people involved in the lawsuit who commit fraud - but they do not seem to be on the side of IBM...
|Steve 09/18/04 03:14:00 PM EDT|
SCO can't "charge" IBM with fraud much less anything else. Criminal charges are reserved for the government.
|Niccolo 09/18/04 03:04:24 PM EDT|
Pardon me for being stupid but......
|Susan Juzin 09/18/04 03:01:57 PM EDT|
What a creepy article!
|fat bastard 09/18/04 02:58:27 PM EDT|
Heh, good troll Maureen :)
|CD Baric 09/18/04 02:11:18 PM EDT|
The nicest thing I can say about your article is that it is Grossly Inaccurate!
You are a poor researcher and you display an amazing lack of understanding of even the most rudimentary facts concerning The SCO Group (aka Caldera), copyright law and contract law.
I am sorry to say this but your ability to accurately report on anything related to this case is practically zero.
Perhaps you should apply for some work at Forbes or some other nonsense rag - we have no need for you kind of ineptitude.
|Mike Schwager 09/18/04 01:46:58 PM EDT|
I guess LinuxWorld thinks they need someone like Maureen to present a "balanced" view, but it's a shame they have to stoop so low to do so. The few articles I have read of hers are full of ignorance and wild flights of fantasy. How odd...
|ccs 09/18/04 01:46:54 PM EDT|
Just another correction of facts to this deplorable article.
System III (not 3) was released october 1981.
Any how just read the declaration od Otis Wilson, sworn under penalty of perjury (wouldn't it be nice of you to do the same :) ), responsable for Unix licenses in AT&T, in which he clearly states it was System V IBM licensed.
Or just read the License Agreement, which is part of the case docket.
|BPS 09/18/04 01:34:08 PM EDT|
SCO/Calderra can charge IBM with anything they like, but there are a few things to consider:
1) The charged them with copyright violations, then withdrew those charges
2) They provided afidavits from "Experts", then had to backtrack and reclassify them as "opinions of laymen"
3) They are demanding all versions of AIX/DYNIX code, and are claiming the court ordered it. When in reality the court said they could REQUEST more code, but the request must be approved by the court, after SCO supplied compelling reason.
etc. etc. etc
Do you really expect the world to hold their breath waiting for SCO to produce e-mails that they most likely will spin so hard it makes the recent hurricane season look tame?
Maureen, you are a shill, a lauging stock, and the last person on earth I would look to for journalistic reporting.
Pammela Jones of Groklaw fame, on the other hand has more journalistic integrity than you could ever hope to dream of.
How much does SCO pay you anyway? It's not enough, really.
|CourterColo 09/18/04 01:27:34 PM EDT|
M.O'Gara & editor(s):
If you're going to post a raving edict from the SCO Group, at least have the journalistic integrity to state that you are quoting them directly. Grammatically this is obviously not crafted by Ms. O'Gara. Stylistically this wouldn't qualify for a passing grade. Factually this is empty; any investigative reporting professor wouldn't give it recognition by putting a grade on it. And while I may not agree with the author's point of view, she has shown that she has a notably better command of writing than whoever put this diatribe-posing-as-journalism together.
Regardless, a few facts that are noticably skewed:
- Groklaw is not a 'pro-IBM' website. It is a pro-GPL, pro-OpenSource website. Groklaw's principle author would have reported on this whether it was IBM, HP, or even Sun.
- Groklaw isn't the thorn in the SCO Group's side. It is just the most visible of many community websites that cover the legal issues surrounding SCOG vs IBM. The community has a vested interest in the GPL, and the contradictory rhetoric from the SCO Group's management has contributed to putting many of them on the opposite side.
- David Boies does not represent the SCO Group. His name has not appeared on a legal document in nearly a year. He has never shown himself as counsel in a courtroom in any of the cases the SCO Group is embroiled in. Boies' firm was hired for it's name value in attempting to coerce companies into not questioning the SCO Group's interpretations of it's contracts.
- The court filings and documents tell the story of the cases. Analyst Dion Cornette published a list of half a dozen IP law professionals who do not agree with the view of the SCO Group's management on the facts and value of the evidence. To date no IP law professional has stepped forward to support the SCO Group's claims with supporting case law.
- There are serious questions of accountability with regards to the lawsuits. The recent SEC filings indicate that the SCO Group has spent in excess of $17 million, and has forced a cap at $31 million on legal costs. Yet the court filings indicate that the SCO Group has not deposed witnesses to support it's claims, and has not paid any third parties to perform expert analysis. If this is the case, where has all of this money gone? Additionally, if third party experts are not doing the code analysis for the SCO Group as required by the court, then who is examining their code? If it is SCO Group employees, then the SCO Group has created an automatic injunction with the strong likelihood of substantial additional counter claims from IBM and sanctions from the court.
- The entire point of motion practice at this stage of a trial is defining the scope of what the trial will cover. It is not only expected, it is a requirement. The fact that the SCO Group's management finds these actions to be reprehensible shows they have either a frightening lack of understanding of the legal system, or zero expectations of their legal team. Every day there are literally thousands of motions and findings around the country. 99.9% of those do not generate the tons of PR that the SCO Group seems to throw at any given motion.
I'll toss the challenge again. Why don't you gather the court filings, sit down with your legal counsel, and have them review the filings. Get the position of a legal expert. Then start asking questions of the SCO Group & IBM based on the facts the court has seen. You claim to be a journalist, prove it to the world by investigating and reporting facts. If for no other reason, than the SCO Group's scoops are going to end frighteningly soon for no other reason than their inept legal representation.
|GreyGeek 09/18/04 01:12:49 PM EDT|
LinuxWorld - PLEASE!!
You should require some credibility and integrity from the writers you publish. They should at least be required to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the basic facts of events they on, not merely re-word a PR or rephrase a CEO's statements. Otherwise the article should be clearly labled as an Opinion piece with no claim of factuality.
|Paul Lawrence 09/18/04 01:08:03 PM EDT|
There went whatever was left of Maureen's credibility...
|Brian 09/18/04 01:03:33 PM EDT|
What kind of crap is this story? SCO was and is the one publicly posturing - they lost a war they started. SCO is the one offering SCOSource licenses - despite the fact they can't prove a single line of SysV in Linux, and despite the fact that SCOSource violates the GPL.
SCO may have valid points in the end but they will be so minor and minute when compared to the public claims SCO has voiced that it will be for naught. SCO's actual problems are being lost in the pure feces that Darl McBride and his cronies spout in every interview.
So Ms. O'Gara, please, go write about something you know about. Perhaps how to kiss someone's butt.
|. 09/18/04 12:44:07 PM EDT|
Anyway, I think Maureen is going to have a few things to explain to IBM's lawyers if she keeps posturing as she does. Indeed, press freedom is not the same think as slander...
Come on Maureen, try again... You see, I really want you to share your insight with the court. I am sure some lawyers would have veeery interesting questions to ask you...
|Bill Fuller 09/18/04 12:29:19 PM EDT|
This story is good for a laugh, but not much else. SCO has been making wild claims in the press, and showing nothing in court except the ability to change the charges, and delay cases indefinitly. They haven't proven anything except that they could pump their stock price, and dump shares like crazy. Try reading the court documents instead of SCO press releases. The case against IBM is a loser, which will cause SCO to implode.
|Bill Hogan 09/18/04 11:53:53 AM EDT|
"people won't have to go to Groklaw and read its anti-SCO philippics." Yeah - those Groklaw bastards, posting SCO's own legal filings and briefs, and cruelly pointing out facts. Come on O'Gara, those losers at SCO are grasping at straws. Don't try to paint it as some grand strategy.
|Trithemius 09/18/04 11:37:34 AM EDT|
Yow, this is great. SCO alread has their propaganda site: It's their PR page at http://www.sco.com - what else do they need? They have their leaky and sometimes breathtakingly inept "press releases".
Yup, LinuxWorld.com - an organ for idiots and morons that have figured out little more than how to project their voices...
|lpbbear 09/18/04 11:32:09 AM EDT|
|TJ 09/18/04 11:31:46 AM EDT|
Reading O'Gara is like reading the old Pravda from the "People's Republic".
|Rakshat 09/18/04 11:31:02 AM EDT|
How can you call groklaw pro IBM when anyone is free to post there? And the court documents are public anyway and now avaliable on many sites apart from Groklaw. And let us wait for the charges to be made as what SCO tells the press and the court are very different things. Remember the rocket scientists and the suitcase of proof? I think you are just lowering your credibility by reporting this before anything happens.
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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
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Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
Sep. 30, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,520
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Sep. 29, 2014 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,880
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
Sep. 28, 2014 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,543
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Sep. 27, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,912
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
Sep. 27, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,827
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
Sep. 27, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,292
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
Sep. 27, 2014 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,506
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
Sep. 27, 2014 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,381
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
Sep. 27, 2014 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,047
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
Sep. 26, 2014 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,557
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
Sep. 26, 2014 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,496
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
Sep. 26, 2014 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,307
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
Sep. 26, 2014 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,671
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Sep. 26, 2014 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,600
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
Sep. 26, 2014 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,598
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
Sep. 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,543
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
Sep. 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,088
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
Sep. 26, 2014 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,449