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.
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)
(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
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 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)
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)