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Six Amazing Linux Months

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

July 2003

The Consumer Electronics World Embraces Linux - CE Linux Forum forms
Mandrake Momentum Continues - tally of languages in which Mandrake Linux is supported passes 40
SCO's Treatment of Linux "Akin to Water Torture" Says BusinessWeek -  "Will This Feud Choke the Life Out of Linux?" asks a BusinessWeek writer
Morton Joins Torvalds at OSDL - first Linus joins OSDL, now his right hands man does the same
MS Shifts Houston to the Linux Front Line - Peter Houston joins MS's Enterprise Management Division
Matrix Meets Linux Meets SCO vs IBM - Australian-based network of developerstracks SCO vs IBM issues online
Key Features in the Linux 2.6 Kernel Will Favor Enterprise - the 2.6 kernel, says Torvalds, will include a variety of features for enterprise applications - HOT STORY
Getting Linux Running on an Xbox? Start Here - a vulnerability within the Xbox dashboard seems to allow anyone to totally compromise the security features of the Xbox
Is It Time for Sun to Buy Red Hat or SuSE? - speculation by Peter Bloor
'Super-Linux' Cluster Declared Third-Fastest Computer On Earth -  a Linux cluster with 2,304 2.4 GHz Dual Intel Xeon processors makes world news
Linksys Falls Into Line Over Alleged GPL Breach - Linksys makes good on the oversight by GLP'ing the source code for running on their WRT54G wireless access point
Japan Government Payroll Computer System Will Use Linux, Not Windows - Fujitsu wins $1.6 million contract
'Layaway Linux' Makes Its Market Debut - Big Blue believes can and will help companies with a WebSphere-on-Linux package
Red Hat + Rackspace = Fail-Safe Linux, Say Vendors - Customers Will Decide - RH & Rackspace dance the tango to bring a fail-safe Linux environment for enterprises
London To Get a Little Less Linux in 2003 - organizers IDG cancel UK LinuxWorld 2003
Massachussets vs Microsoft Takes a Linux Twist - did Microsoft punish a Massachusetts computer maker for promoting Linux?
'This is It!' Says Linus, As He Releases Linux 2.5.75 - Linus releases version 2.5.75 and announces it will be the last 2.5.x kernel from him: Linux 2.6 is next
Linux Is Hitting the Mainsteam Headlines Again...and Again....and Again - USA Today offers "a rare insider's look at Microsoft's efforts to keep from losing a key customer"
CA's 'Mr Linux,' Passionate Mixer of Oil and Water - LinuxWorld Magazine speaks exclusively with CA's "Mr Linux" himself, Sam Greenblatt
Linux Competency Center Opens Its Doors in New York City - Sybase opens Linux Competency Center in NYC
Linux Survey Surprise: Stability, Not TCO, Is the Key to Enterprise Adoption - survey commissioned by CA reveals something surprising
Linus Torvalds Urges Enterprise Users of Linux: 'Get Started Bug-Testing on the 2.6 test Beta Release' - Torvalds makes appeal at CA World in Las Vegas
SCO vs IBM Lawsuit Will Have 'No Impact Whatsoever' on Linux in the Enterprise, Say Experts - CA World panel gives its verdict
'Choice in Linux Distros Is Healthy' Says Linus Torvalds at CA World 2003 - Torvalds takes the podium at CA World - HOT STORY
How Far Can Linux Go?
- "If there is a limit, we haven't seen it yet" say industry experts
'We Now Definitively Own Unix & UnixWare Copyrights,' Says SCO - USPTO registers to SCO all the Unix/UnixWare copyrights that AT&T's Unix System Labs ever owned
Is Red Hat Dropping Shrinkware and Going Communitarian? - asks Maureen O'Gara
Reader Feedback Special on James Turner's 'Is SCO Bad Not Just for Linux, But Also for America?' - responses to Turner's outrage at the SCO Group's latest actions
'Low Touch, High Power' Computers Are Here, Says Lindows.com CEO - Lindows launches its 'WebStation'
IBM and SCO Continue to Butt Heads over Linux - for SCO to demand license payments for Unix makes no sense, says IBM exec Bob Samson
White House Now Runs on Linux - George W. rides the penguin
SCO Underwhelms Australian IT/IS Management - report from Down Under reveals none is listening to SCO
Linux Thrives in the Asia-Pacific - But It's No Thanks To MSFT, Says IBM Exec - SCO vs IBM lawsuit is part of a wider "anti-Linux conspiracy" involving MS, says Al Zollar
McNealy: 'We're Down to Three - IBM, Microsoft and Sun' - Scott McNealy hits Europe...and makes his Big Three prediction. 

 

 

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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