As usual, this portion of the Saturday posts will be closed off with SCO, whose court battles with Novell continue. More interesting was actually this post about SCO’s funding prospects which, although not bright, presently may involve a bit of Intel.
Oh, one last detail. Guess who is listed as a sponsor [of SCO event]? Intel.
Yup. Look on page 5. I puzzled over that for a while. I think I have it figured out. The Intel board probably figured the FOSS community didn’t hate them enough yet for undermining OLPC.
This should do it, though. Touchdown. Way to go, guys. Way to go.
Despite deliberate destruction of OLPC and funding in SCO, Intel wants wants the world to perceive it as a GNU/Linux friend. In an age of mobility, Intel is also very scared of ARM and Apple, so earlier this week it threw some FUD at them both, later expressing regret about comments that its people had made publicly. Intel also threw some unsubstantiated FUD at NVIdia a month or two ago, only to be slammed in return (not to mention what Intel has done to AMD over the years).
Here is the slightly older post about potentially heavier investments, which SCO seemed to be harping about in spite of the York ship that had left and Stephen Norris who had seemingly lost interest.
Some of you will recall that Jeff Hunsaker said this would be perhaps one of the most significant SCOforums in history, and the earlier press release used a quotation from Stephen Norris in which Norris used the royal “we” regarding SCO, the company:
“It is important for SCO customers to understand that we are committed to provide them with world-class products and services,” said Steve Norris, Chairman of Stephen Norris Capital Partners. “SCO Tec Forum is an important opportunity for my team to get to know SCO’s customers and partners better. We have been impressed with the loyalty and commitment we have seen from SCO’s customers and partners during our due diligence, and we will reciprocate,” said Norris.
So one can’t help but wonder if there will be any news on that front. Anybody there from Stephen Norris Capital Partners? I’m sure you share my curiosity about any results from on the Middle East money-hunting safaris Darl told the bankruptcy court about last month. What? You doubt? The judge believed him. What’s wrong with you? My stars, what a bunch of cynics!
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