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The SCO Group wants to amend its 11-month-old suit against IBM and substitute charges of copyright infringement for trade secret violations and up its demand for damages from $3 billion to a minimum of $5 billion, a nice round number.
Novell is trying to get the SCO Group's slander suit against it dismissed claiming that SCO has no grounds. Novell told the court that 'Without conclusively establishing that it owns the Unix and UnixWare copyrights, SCO cannot show that Novell's statements to the contrary are false,...
Industry veteran Samuel Cashwell was motivated by Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson's apparent triumph against Microsoft this week to grant Robertson a place in the Technology Hall of Fame. Read his comment in full here.
Microsoft's trademark infringement case against Lindows.com, scheduled to go to trial March 1, has been delayed indefinitely pending an appeals court ruling.
Industry commentator Guy Kewney is reporting that Psion's executives are considering what to do with all the money Psion got from selling its 31.1% stake in Symbian to Nokia - which now effectively controls Symbian. 'The answer is probably Linux portables - but we'll find out later thi...
This one spreads directly between already infected computers, not by e-mail. So it isn't spreading as rapidly as the initial MyDoom worms.
Dell's CEO, Michael Dell, is increasingly involved with Linux as his company's server sales grow and grow. So much so that Linux engineers at Dell have even now started their own Linux site and weblog about Linux at Dell (http://linux.dell.com/).
Writing in Linux.SYS-CON.com's Feedback section, David Mohring take issue with Daniel Wallace's questioning of the GPL. As far as he is concerned the same issues were asked and answered fifteen years ago. He cites what he terms a 'definitive reply' by Michael C. Berch, Member of the Ca...
Thanks to the fine folks at Groklaw, anyone who wants to examine the very latest filings in the case of The SCO Group, Inc (Plaintiff) vs International Business Machines Corporation (Defendant) can now view SCO's 'Second Amended Complaint' as a PDF file.
All that's being said and written about Linux at the moment, in our regular round-up. Today, nuggets from the mouths of: Stu Cohen, CEO of OSDL; Rhonda Hocker, CIO of BEA; and others.
The CEO of The Middleware Company - not surprisingly, in the circumstances - begs to disagree with Sun's Jonathan Schwartz. 'Saying that middleware is history is like saying our nation's highways, railways, and waterways are history,' he retorts. 'On the contrary,' Deshpande adds: 'Mid...
Eben Moglen on the GPL and Bruce Perens on Free Software.
It will one day in the not-too-distant future require 2 years' computer time just to work out if you have any substantially similar code that infringes on the exponentially growing pool of GPL'd code, speculates retired physicist Daniel Wallace.
A round-up of what's being said about Linux - including Groklaw's 'PJ' (Pamela Jones), OSDL's Lynn de la Torre, and others prominent in the world of Linux and open source. Today's selection also includes the left-of-field observation by Fred Locklear that 'MyDoom reignites the rift bet...
Decatur Jones Equity Partners LLC, an equity research house that follows Red Hat, Citrix, Wind River and the SCO Group, the later making it a rarity, has cut its projection on revenues coming in to SCO from the SCOsource licensing effort by roughly 90%.
Looks like there's not going to be a mammoth, awe-inspiring IPO by Google this spring.
Round-up of online and print media, with what's being said about Linux this week by the likes of Dan Gillmor and Steven Vaughan-Nichols, as well as about MyDoom a and b by the security managers at Network Associates and MessageLabs. Plus a thought from Harvard, where Darl McBride on Mo...
Hard on the heels of announcing its first Chinese member just last week, the Open Source Development Labs consortium now says it has Japan's telco giant NTT on board.
KDE.org has just announced a major new release of its open source desktop environment, version 3.2. LinuxWorld brings you the announcement in full.
Writing in the UserLinux.com mailing lists, Bruce Perens has clarified once and for all: while it is not the chosen GUI of the UserLinux project, UserLinux *will* provide commercial support for KDE on the UserLinux Platform.
As you watched the SuperBowl extravaganza yesterday, you may have found yourself distracted by all the on-field excitement from noticing when they screened the latest IBM ad...you know, the one that featured Muhammad Ali with the blond-haired boy from Blue's ongoing Linux campaign. For...
An expert report just in confirms the sco.com outage and says that the worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mimail.R - is already having a deleterious effect on microsoft.com, too. As ever LinuxWorld does not in any way condone the perpetration of the virus but seeks to ...
Feb 1 is here. In the absence of any hard facts as to whether or not the SCO Web site is technically equipped to resist the 12-day long distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack scheduled to come its way from today by last week's worm W32/Mydoom@MM - also called Novarg, Shimg, and Mi...
Asks one participant in the Groklaw.net discussion focusing on today's MyDoom vs SCO goings-on. LinuxWorld brings you the accompanying analysis in full. Its author concludes: 'I'm confused by what SCO is saying.'
US Patent and Trademark Office officials have indicated that they are interested in an innovative contracting approach and in technologies such as Linux, J2EE/Java, IBM Corp. WebSphere and Java Studio Developer.
The UK site Netcraft has just posted an update on the present status quo with SCO.com: as at 12:30 PM EST, SCO had done the public spirited thing and taken www.sco.com out of the DNS. 'This means,' says Netcraft's Mike Prettejohn, 'that there will be no more http traffic travelling acr...
OSDL is reaching now into the Middle Kingdom, with its latest new member: the quaintly named Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company.
In a story that would completely exonerate the Linux community, accused by SCO of perhaps being behind this week's e-mail virus, the Moscow Times is carrying a story this morning that the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers.
In the same week when Sun's Java guru James Gosling has said that Sun Microsystems' competition with Microsoft is a 'life-and-death kind of struggle,' Lindows.com has just sustained a wound in its own battle with Redmond.
'SCO Offers $1/4M Reward, Alleging Virus To Be Part of the 'Linux War'' - 'Debian is Fastest-Growing Distro' - 'MandrakeSoft Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 1999' There's been no shortage of statements and counterstatements about Linux in the news this week, culled as usual from...
Since Prescott, the next Intel desktop chip, is coming out on Tuesday, and since Yamhill has been described as Prescott on 64-bit steroids, we asked Intel about its alleged skunkworks answer to the currently styled AMD64 hybrid 32/64-bit architecture.
Yesterday's virus activity was very likely assembled 'for the purpose of defaming the Linux developers by spammers, SCO, or others,' alleges Bruce Perens.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is one of many newspapers to analyze the high-profile 'Get the Facts' (about Linux and Open Source) campaign launched by Microsoft last week.
MandrakeSoft's CEO Francois Bancilhon, Xandros's chairman Frederick Berenstein, CA's Sam Greenblatt, Oracle's Wim Coekaerts - leading members of the computing industry are solidifying their Linux products at an ever-increasing pace and to help you make sense of it all, SYS-CON Radio, ...
For the benefit of LinuxWorld, OSDL wheeled out its new Desktop Linux working group initiative and said it's targeted at developing requirements and specifications for a range of Linux desktop environments for the enterprise. An exploratory committee that includes Red Hat, Novell, ...
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride has been writing letters again. This time he's taken his case to Washington and written to all the senators and congressmen warning them about the threat of open source and the GPL, which he calls 'a much more serious threat to our capitalist system than ...
In defense of the General Public License it created and with SCO on the edge of suing a big Linux end user, the Free Software Foundation took to the pulpit again to decry SCO and its IP claims.
Wednesday morning Novell came up with a formal retort to SCO filing suit against it. Basically an exercise in name-calling. It said, 'This lawsuit illustrates that SCO's campaign against enterprise adoption of Linux is foundering. It seems that litigation has now become SCO's principal...
Sun is setting up a new java.net community for Linux developers and promising expanded support for Java-based development tools and project infrastructure on Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
Ex-Microsoft senior executive Douglas Levin has started a company named Black Duck Software in memory of a childhood pet. He says the company is as different as, well, a black duck in a colony of penguins. He says that he has no competition and that Black Duck, in a timely development,...


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