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Six Amazing Linux Months

If one Dog Year equals 10.5 human years, then six Penguin Months equals a generation

October 2003

First IBM, now SGI - SCO Strikes Again - SCO says it intends to terminate its Unix System V license, just as it did with IBM earlier - HOT STORY
Wind River Changes Course - Sets Its Sights on Embedded Linux System-Level Development - Wind River Systems, will now support (embedded) Linux
Lindows.com CEO: "Dear Bill...[We Will] Continue to Offer the MSfreePC Service in Spite of Your Threats" - Another "Dear Bill" letter hits the world's newswires - HOT STORY
ESR on Sun, Linux, SCO, Java, and OpenOffice.org
  -can OpenOffice.org survive without Sun, asks Eric S. Raymond - HOT STORY
Bye Bye 9.1, Mandrake Linux Moves to v 9.2
- Version 9.2 is announced by MandrakeSoft - HOT STORY
SCO, IBM, Unix, Microsoft, and Canopy - SCO Group's Sontag Speaks Out - The GM of SCO's "SCOsource division" on IBM, Unix, Microsoft, and the Canopy Group 
- HOT STORY
SuSE Announces New Version of its Linux OS for SMBs - SuSE announces SuSE LINUX Standard Server
Has the World's Total of Linux Users Reached the 18 Million Mark? - the Linux Counter project's latest figures are released - HOT STORY
IBM and SGI Both 'Stowellized' in Latest Open Letter
- Blake Stowell denies that IBM and SGI hold "irrevocable" Unix licenses - HOT STORY
Race Begins For Top @linux.net Addresses
- Linare dreams up another potentially winning wheeze
IBM eServer to Support Reuters Market Data System - IBM and Reuters jointly reach another milestone in the expansion of Linux into the enterprise
SUSE LINUX Releases Latest All-in-One Linux Communications Tool - SUSE announces November release of Openexchange Server 4.1
Red Hat Solidifies its Position in the Datacenter with Enterprise Linux 3 - Red Hat announces availability of Enterprise Linux 3
Motorola and RealNetworks to Enable Multimedia Services on Linux-based Handsets - Motorola says it will incorporate the RealOne Player in select handsets
Mandrake 9.2 and LG-Based CD-ROM Drives: A Marriage Made in Hell - Mandraka Linux site publishes an errata list
- HOT STORY
CELF - Encouraging Wider Consumer Adoption of Linux - ARM joins Consumer Electronics Linux Forum

LindowsOS Gets a Worldwide Boost - one of the world's top OEMs, ProSource PC, says it will adopt the LindowsOS - HOT STORY
VERITAS and SuSE Join Forces to Ramp Up Enterprise Use of Linux - VERITAS and SUSE enter an "engineering and marketing partnership"
SCO Attempts to Have GPL Declared Void - the latest dramatic twist of the longest-running saga in recent technology history
- HOT STORY
New Xandros CEO Has Big Linux Plans - high tech veteran Andreas Typaldos is named CEO of Xandros


 

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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NZheretic 01/05/04 06:46:27 AM EST

Throughout 2003, the SCO Group's so-called evidence and legal theories have fallen into disrepute though the rediscovery of the combination of the terms of the GNU General Public License and the open development process of both the Linux Kernel and even UNIX itself.
The weight of the historical evidence, including the active participation of both old SCO and Caldera executives and employees in the development and promotion of Linux, tips the scales of justice heavily in favor of IBM, RedHat and Linux end users. In fact the weight of evidence effectively chucks SCO legal position off the scales, out the window and over the cliff like a cartoon catapult.

While each new Darl McBrides threat and new David Boies partners legal theory look impressive at first glance, in practice they are about effective as attaching a giant anvil to a biplane to catch a pigeon.

See http://www.tibonia.com/Dmeg1.htm

Bois you snickering legal type hound,
When court time is needed, you're never around!
Those millions you ripped from SCO's legal chest,
Should be there for bungling at which you are best!
So, Stop The Penguin, Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin, Stop The Penguin, Stop That Penguin
How?
Sue them! Mud them! Fud them! Charge them!
Stop That Penguin
Now!
You Stowell, start fudding it's worth the chance,
For some will believe by the lies that you plants!
And Kevin, you invent me a legaly-bob,
That catches that Penguin, or I lose my job!
So, Stop The Penguin, Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin,Stop The Penguin, Stop That Penguin
How?
Sue them! Mud them! Fud them!
Charge them!
Stop That Penguin
Now!

Wayne 01/05/04 06:43:59 AM EST

SCO-wise, going back one extra month, it's fascinating looking at what's happened since June 9, 2003, since we are now up to January 5, 2004.

1) No company using AIX has taken a license from SCOX

2) Boies and Co. aren't really on contingency (from the SCOX SEC statements)

3) This (http://www.linuxworld.com/story/20911.htm) is the only article I've found that states Ms. DiDio used to work for Novell and knows McBride and Sontag. This is a very significant point, and one that Ms. DiDio should mention whenever she writes about SCOX. That she does not do so, and that her analysis could lead investors to consider SCOX a good buy may not be criminal but it at the very least is careless.

Wayne

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