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Why software patents are a joke, literally

A former Sun/Oracle employee admits that developers created patents in a contest to see who could get the goofiest patent through the system. Now Oracle is using patents from the same folks as the basis for its lawsuit against Google.

August 16, 2010 by

Pravda, Sutor, and IBM Linux

I've just read a Linuxworldpresentation, by IBM's Bob Sutor, that left me frothing - it's slyly anti-Sun and, I think, just as fundamentally counter-productive and wrong-headed as their collective response to SCO.

August 8, 2008 by

SCO, it was good to know ya... you coulda been so much more

I read with interest this morning a story in ComputerWorld (more like an obituary) about how SCO said in its most recent SEC filing that there is "substantial doubt" that it will survive. In addition to the meltdown of its lawsuit against IBM, the filing cites its depleted cash position and entry into Chapter 11 as its major woes.

September 19, 2007 by

When independent advice isn't

Tony Byrne of CMS Watch has commented on a story from Wired about a Federal Government lawsuit against Accenture, Sun, and HP. The suit alleges that Accenture defrauded the government of millions of dollars by taking kickbacks and rebates on massive government IT projects.

September 5, 2007 by

Novell: SCO insolvency 'imminent, inevitable'

Novell has claimed that The SCO Group, the licensing and consulting firm conducting various legal campaigns over the Linux operating system, is about to go bankrupt. In a court filing reported this week by legal Web site Groklaw, Novell claimed that SCO should pay it almost all of the Unix licensing revenue it has received from Sun Microsystems and Microsoft.

January 11, 2007 by

IBM issues subpoenas for tech giants' SCO dealings

The long-running legal battle over claims that IBM's version of Linux violates SCO Group's intellectual property took another twist on Tuesday when IBM sent subpoenas to four other tech players. Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and BayStar Capital must hand over details of their involvement with SCO, according to the subpoenas, which were filed in US District Court in Utah, where the case between IBM and SCO is being heard.

February 22, 2006 by

Linux vs. Unix

the notion thatLinux isn't Unix and will replace it is the pervasive basisof Red Hat's destructive anti-Sun marketing strategy, the foundation of all kinds of uninformed Wall street behavior, and part of an Orwellian doublespeakresponse to the SCO lawsuit.

November 1, 2005 by

License management still a big business

Even with the danger of the SCO case fading, license management is proving to be a vital niche in the open source universe. Proof comes with today's announcement that former Sun chief marketing and strategy officer Mark Tolliver is the new CEO of Palamida, a license compliance service.

May 1, 2005 by

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