SCO News Roundup

It occured to me that the mm/dd/yy date format I’ve been using for news roundups is a US-centric thing, so I’m switching to a more neutral format in the interest of increased global harmony and all that.
While we’re on the subject of all things French, it seems HP and Mandrakesoft are teaming up:

http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/7543.html

Tony Lawrence has an interesting article about migrating data from an ancient SCO Unix 3.2 box to a new Linux box:

http://www.webpronews.com/it/operatingsystems/wpn-22-20050201TransferSCOAcucoboltoLinux.html

More Wells ruling FUD, again unsigned, this time from Red Herring’s “TechSpin” column.

The author seems to think the Wells ruling is the direct cause of the Software Freedom Law Center announcement, and claims the OSS community is circling the wagons. What’s with all the clueless, anonymous journalists lately?

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=11210&hed=TechSpin%3A+February+1%2C+200 5§or=Capital&subsector=PublicMarkets

Now Linux (& OSX) users can get a slice of that tasty VoIP goodness.

http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/5754.html

Another article valiantly trying to make sense of Sun’s strategies around OpenSolaris and Linux.

I’d argue there is no coherent strategy behind any of Sun’s actions these days. They’ve got a bunch of competing fiefdoms inside the company each pushing incompatible visions of where Sun ought to be. Rather than picking one and sticking with it, management’s plan seems to be to just throw every last thing they’ve got out into the market and see if anything sticks.

http://insight.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,39020463,39186056,00.htm

Here’s an article arguing that if Sun’s ok with opening Solaris, IBM ought to consider opening OS/400.

Several of the people quoted are pretty skeptical about the idea, though; one guy says “The majority of iSeries developers are RPG developers, and they would not likely understand or even care to look at the C/C++ code that makes up OS/400.”

Replace “OS/400” with “Windows”, and “RPG” with “VB”, and the resulting sentence is probably also true.

http://www.iseriesnetwork.com/news/nwn/story.cfm?ID=19858&channel=home

Matrox has released this weird beast of a video card, which supports four simultaneous monitors.

Besides the inevitable WinXP, drivers are available for both Linux and Solaris x86. They’re aiming it at “mission-critical” applications like emergency dispatch, security monitoring, process control, etc. Which is a sign that they expect customers may want to use Linux in these areas. As usual, there’s no sign of UnixWare or OpenServer support. I guess using a SCO product for security monitoring is like having the fox guard the henhouse.

http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Show&id=11088&trv=1&PRSID=a8e0 45b840225e70215bfaa7ea0575b9

Attention Python programmers

Nokia’s proud to announce that the Python language is now available on their Series 60 phones, which is extremely l33t. Now geeks across the globe will be able to say “Why, yes, there is a Python in my pocket, and I am happy to see you.”

http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/7539.html

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