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by Franki

SCO, the company Open Sources love to hate, has given their green light to Sun with regards to the open sourcing of Solaris. This comes hot on the heals of a 3 year lawsuit against IBM that they claim seriously damaged their business by making Linux competitive with their own SCO Unix offerings (allegedly by using SCO owned code). So apparently helping along a community development seriously hurt SCO, but giving away a well respected direct Unix competitor will not? I wonder if a Judge and/or Jury might ponder that same question sometime in the near future.

In other SCO news, their latest financials are in, and they lost more money on less revenue. Big surprise right? Even more surprising is that their share price didn’t take much of a dive on the news. SCO’s price seems far more insulated from their actual results as a business them most in the Tech industry.

Last bit of news on SCO is that they are now trying to hint that PJ of Groklaw is actually a stooge of some sort for IBM and/or Redhat as illustrated by these quotes:

“Doesn’t anyone find it the least bit ironic,” Blake Stowell of SCO asks, “that Pamela Jones lives … less than 10 miles from IBM’s worldwide headquarters, and that Groklaw is hosted, free, by a non-profit outfit called iBiblio, which runs on $250,000 worth of Linux-based computers donated by IBM and a $2 million donation from a foundation set up by Robert Young, founder of Red Hat?”

“Call me crazy,” adds Stowell, “but I somehow think that Pamela Jones isn’t just a paralegal with nothing better to do with her life than host a Web site called Groklaw that is dedicated to bashing SCO. I think there is a lot more to her background and intentions than she is willing to reveal publicly. I believe that Big Blue looms large behind Pamela Jones.”

I’d have thought that if IBM or Redhat were behind PJ/Groklaw, they could have hidden it much more effectively. After all, Web hosting is remarkably cheap nowadays.








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