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Linux in the News - Monday

Linux in the News - Monday

"SCO Plans To Be Back in Court vs IBM Real Soon," Says O'Gara

"Provided IBM is satisfied with what SCO turns over [today, Monday January 12], SCO expects to be back in court on Friday January 23 pursuing its own motion to compel IBM to turn over its AIX Unix source code to SCO. IBM previously turned over to SCO the Dynix UNIX source code that it acquired when it bought Sequent. SCO claims Linux got many of its high-end skills like SMP from the Sequent code.

SCO, which has a $3 billion breach-of-contract suit lodged against IBM, continues to maintain that having to spell out its case against Linux is an idle exercise because IBM knows darn well what Unix code it put in Linux. The motion to compel order also requires SCO to say what it thinks other vendors besides IBM poached from Unix and stuck in Linux."

Maureen O'Gara, reporting in Maureen O'Gara's LinuxGram, January 9, 2004

"Evidence Still to Come from IBM," Alleges SCO

"SCO has confirmed that its lawyers will provide IBM with the additional evidence it has requested on 12 January, in keeping with the deadline set by a judge. This will be followed by a hearing in Salt Lake City on 23 January, when the judge is expected to ask IBM whether it has received everything needed.

Blake Stowell, SCO's director of public relations [said]: 'SCO will then have the opportunity to request of the judge that she compel IBM [to] provide us with the evidence that SCO has requested but not yet received from IBM.' Stowell would not say what evidence it is awaiting."

Peter Williams, reporting at, January 9, 2004

Linus Goes Down Under - Instead of to New York?

"Linus Torvalds will once again be attending Australia's national Linux conference, which begins in Adelaide today. Last year, Torvalds gave the massive LinuxWorld conference in New York a miss to attend, where he appeared onstage on the opening day in a penguin suit.

Torvalds released a new version of the Linux kernel - 2.6.1 - before he left for Australia. He is not officially scheduled to give any general or technical talk at the conference which is being held at the University of Adelaide. The mini-conferences will be held today and tomorrow with the main conference running from Wednesday till Saturday."

Reported by, January 12, 2004

IDC: Linux is Showing Fast Growth in a Slowly Recovering Server Market

"Linux is showing fast growth in a slowly recovering server market. A total of $743m (£402m) in Linux servers was sold during the third quarter, a 50 percent increase over the same quarter in 2002, according to research firm IDC. 'From the first quarter to the second quarter to the third quarter, we've seen an acceleration in the growth rate of Linux servers,' IDC analyst Jean Bozman said."

Noted at CNET, January 9, 2004 


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