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SCO teleconference 10 AM PST (1 PM EST) today

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  • ....for the "heads-up".
    What hijinks will we see/hear today?
  • Unfortunately, it seems that the same two jokers who speak a lot and really say nothing will be there, i.e. Darl McBride and Chris Sontag.

    Interesting note is that while SCO claims to have great global support, in Finland, where Linux was born and I lived, their closest support is from Austria (same for Sweden and the rest of the Nordic countries - imagine being in Iceland and being told to call Austria instead of the MUCH CLOSER UK). Also, there is no support for Switzerland listed, another place I lived, where Linux isn't trusted as much as UNIX systems due to the banking industry.

    So it seems like there may be lots of false claims being made. (Wonder if you have to buy a license if they don't offer support there?)

  • by molo ( 94384 ) on Friday May 30, 2003 @01:13PM (#6078252) Journal
    it takes a few minues to get an operator.. just give them fake info.. but then you're in..

    They are saying they have evidence from three groups that reviewed the code. They will provide evidence under NDA to software industry reps and the press next week.

    [nothing new here.. Now Q&A..]

  • No big revelations (Score:3, Interesting)

    by pbryan ( 83482 ) * <> on Friday May 30, 2003 @01:36PM (#6078498) Homepage
    So, SCO claims they own ALL the rights to Unix and Unixware, denies the claims that Novell made on Wednesday, and continues to duck questions about actual infringements.

    They claim that contract rights are what they're pursuing right now, and that copyrights and patent rights are not being invoked. This is definitely a change from their intitial position.

    I found interesting their points now about infringing "derivitive works". They may be taking less issue with the main Linux kernel, but possibly a work derived from the Linux kernel. I wonder if this is the beginning of them changing their story on this front?

    I will be very interested in the results of "show and tell time", where parties under NDA inspecting the respective code and coming to an independent conclusions about actual infringement. I sincerely hope the NDA isn't too tight.
  • by webmaven ( 27463 ) <webmaven AT cox DOT net> on Friday May 30, 2003 @03:25PM (#6079626) Homepage
    The replay is not available, nor will it be made available by phone.

    SCO is going to make an MP3 download available instead, probably by Monday.

    I got this information from Paul Hatch of The SCO Group, and it was just confirmed by Laura Sexton of Schwartz Communications.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -- Milton Friendman