|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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The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020. The reality is that only a handful of companies are ready for this massive demand. There are a lot of barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can we deal with these issues and challenges? The paradigm has changed. Old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways will certainly lead you to the dead end. What is mandatory is an overarching and adaptive approach to effectively handle the rapid changes and exponential growth.
Oct. 8, 2015 07:00 PM EDT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
Oct. 8, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 157
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust IoT ...
Oct. 8, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,159
Mobile messaging has been a popular communication channel for more than 20 years. Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen invented the idea for SMS (Short Message Service) in 1984, making his vision a reality on December 3, 1992 by sending the first message ("Happy Christmas") from a PC to a cell phone. Since then, the technology has evolved immensely, from both a technology standpoint, and in our everyday uses for it. Originally used for person-to-person (P2P) communication, i.e., Sally sends a text message to Betty – mobile messaging now offers tremendous value to businesses for customer and empl...
Oct. 8, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 229
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new data-driven world, marketplaces reign supreme while interoperability, APIs and applications deliver un...
Oct. 8, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 230
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.
Oct. 8, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 7,468
You have your devices and your data, but what about the rest of your Internet of Things story? Two popular classes of technologies that nicely handle the Big Data analytics for Internet of Things are Apache Hadoop and NoSQL. Hadoop is designed for parallelizing analytical work across many servers and is ideal for the massive data volumes you create with IoT devices. NoSQL databases such as Apache HBase are ideal for storing and retrieving IoT data as “time series data.”
Oct. 8, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 494
Clearly the way forward is to move to cloud be it bare metal, VMs or containers. One aspect of the current public clouds that is slowing this cloud migration is cloud lock-in. Every cloud vendor is trying to make it very difficult to move out once a customer has chosen their cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Naveen Nimmu, CEO of Clouber, Inc., will advocate that making the inter-cloud migration as simple as changing airlines would help the entire industry to quickly adopt the cloud without worrying about any lock-in fears. In fact by having standard APIs for IaaS would help PaaS expl...
Oct. 8, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 646
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Clo...
Oct. 8, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 758
Organizations already struggle with the simple collection of data resulting from the proliferation of IoT, lacking the right infrastructure to manage it. They can't only rely on the cloud to collect and utilize this data because many applications still require dedicated infrastructure for security, redundancy, performance, etc. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting, will discuss how in order to resolve the inherent issues, companies need to combine dedicated and cloud solutions through hybrid hosting – a sustainable solution for the data required to manage I...
Oct. 8, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 472
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley. The program, to be aired during the peak viewership season of the year, will have a major impac...
Oct. 8, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 255
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services, will demonstrate techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk will be on IBM Cloudant, Apa...
Oct. 8, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 505
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, will look at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to...
Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 602
As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 575
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
Oct. 8, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 724
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 8, 2015 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,866
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Oct. 8, 2015 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 756
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
Oct. 8, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 542