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Related Links: Comparing Sybase ASE Database to MS SQL and PostgreSQL SCO Tries To Squeeze Discovery Out of IBM SCO's Linux Licensing in Shambles; Company Caps Lawyers' Fees "SCO is chafing badly under the propaganda war it's losing to Groklaw," writes Maureen O'Gara, who describes Groklaw as "the pro-IBM Web site that's following its $5 billion case against IBM." Her controversial report continues:  SCO and its legal A-Team of Boies and Silver want the world to start seeing the case the way they see it and are going to file a motion asking the court to unseal most of the documents that are currently under seal. What it wants aired are IBM's e-mails, which they think tell a killer story about AIX, Dynix and Project Monterey. SCO says that by the end of the month it is also going to amend its contract suit against IBM - SCO's suit last time we looked was a contract case... (more)

SCO Subpoenas Linus, Others; IBM Returns the Favor

On the SCO-IBM front, the SCO Group, in pressing its $3 million case against IBM, has subpoenaed: Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and chief developer of the Linux kernel; John Horsley, the general counsel of Transmeta, Torvalds' employer; Richard Stallman, head of the Free Software Foundation, father of the GPL and industry gadfly; Stuart Cohen, CEO of the Open Software Development Lab, where Torvalds works and where major vendors like IBM are stitching together enterprise-class versions of Linux; A John Doe or Does at Novell, which once owned Unix, still claims enough resid... (more)

CSN Asks Judge To Unseal the SCO-IBM Court Record

SCO vs IBM Update: Ball in IBM, SCO Court IBM Tells SCO Court It Can't Find AIX-on-Power Code SCO Finally Makes Groklaw's Mistress Blanch Client Server News and LinuxGram, its sister publication, have asked the Utah district court hearing the SCO Group's $5 billion suit against IBM and IBM's subsequent counterclaims to open all the filings that have been sealed. SCO's suit claims IBM improperly incorporated aspects of SCO's Unix operating system in Linux. If proved, it could derail the Linux market and take the open source movement down with it. Our motion to intervene cites the fac... (more)

Zander Named to NetSuite Board

Former Sun president Ed Zander has suddenly resurfaced on the NetSuite board. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison owns most of the on-demand Salesforce.com rival and Oracle is buying Sun. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson also used to work for Zander at Sun. Zander, who was ousted as CEO of Motorola after leaving Sun, will serve on the board's compensation committee and its nominating and governance committee. Zander also serves on the Netezza and Seagate boards. NetSuite just got its biggest contract to date, 9,000 seats, and has signed contracts with Siemens and Software AG. ... (more)

Recursion To Announce the First Real Cross-Platform C++ Toolkit

Wirelesss Technology on Ulitzer Recursion Software is about to say that it’s ported its high-performance C++ Toolkit to five of the most popular mobile operating systems so programmers can finally write a single app that can run on any phone using those systems with virtually no modifications. The Symbian release is available now, with iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux support planned for release this winter. The package includes all the source code and carries no runtime fees. Recursion’s Symbian kit is available until November 13 for a promotional price of $1,999, including a y... (more)