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SCO CEO Darl McBride claims that the discovery that IBM has turned over so far - the stuff that nobody outside the two companies has seen yet - is proving out SCO's contention that IBM played fast and loose with SCO code, which makes him wonder about the caliber of the smoking gun IBM's hiding in the discovery it's trying to keep from SCO. That being said, we assume he's taking his bodyguard with him to SCO Forum in Las Vegas next week. ... (more)

IBM Gets 30-Day Extension in SCO Case

Now that IBM has gotten the billion-dollar SCO suit against it moved from state to federal court in Utah - without any complaint from SCO - SCO's lawyer says he doesn't care what court hears the case - IBM has asked for a 30-day extension before it files its reply. SCO's not arguing about that either. The move will give IBM until April 20 to answer and since April 20 is Easter Sunday, one gathers the paperwork won't turn up in court until what used to be called Easter Monday. The latest unconfirmed buzz on the tactics IBM's law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore is adopting to deal wi... (more)

SCO Files for AIX Injunction against IBM

(June 16, 2003) - The SCO Group today, as expected, asked a federal court in Utah to enjoin IBM permanently from distributing its proprietary Unix operating system AIX. The move, if upheld, would effectively pull the plug on all AIX systems worldwide. With its license pulled, IBM is supposed to destroy or return all software products, SCO said. SCO has no alternative license scheme in mind to offer affected end users and has told them to seek legal opinion and tease out the implications of running unauthorized code, hopeful that the users themselves will bring pressure to bear ... (more)

EMC Names Old Maritz Crony To Run its Cloud Biz

EMC Tuesday tapped Harel Kodesh to be president of its cloud infrastructure and services business, reporting to EMC capo Joe Tucci. Kodesh will also serve as the CEO of Decho, the subsidiary EMC recently created to focus on personal information management in the cloud. Decho includes Mozy, EMC’s cloud backup unit, and Pi Corp, the mystery “personal information” start-up that Paul Maritz, now CEO of VMware, another EMC unit, founded and sold to EMC before EMC’s impatience with VMware co-founder Diane Greene led to her ouster and Maritz replacing her. Tucci said in a canned statement t... (more)

Steve Jobs Out Until End of June

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday in a company e-mail that he's going to take a medical leave of absence until June and that COO Tim Cook will take over day-to-day operations as interim CEO. The news is bound to set off speculation that Jobs won't be coming back. In his last message right before MacWorld Jobs explained that his gaunt appearance was due to an undisclosed hormonal imbalance and that he would remain on the job while he recovers. This time he said, "Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but... (more)