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07.14.09

SCO Scandals Get Worse: unXis Seems to be All About SCO

Posted in Courtroom, GNU/Linux, IBM, Novell, SCO, UNIX at 9:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

SCO fat lady signing

Source: UserFriendly

Summary: SCO and unXis appear almost like the same thing based on new evidence

THE very latest SCO scandals, which we wrote about a few days ago [1, 2], have gotten really ugly. It is possible that Groklaw makes access to information exceptionally restricted due to fear of SCO’s wrath. Now that Darl McBride is under criminal investigation and another little scam (regarding unXis) seems to be cropping up, SCO must be fairly nervous and thus emotional.

It actually gets worse. Many domains of unXis — not just the German one — seem to be pointing back to SCO. From a Groklaw update:

In Italy, the unxis.it domain was purchased by a SCO regional manager on July 9. And unxis.ch was purchased by a SCO distributor, Jutz Josef, too. Why are SCO partners and employees buying up this domain name?

As another unXis domain is found to be SCO’s (a readers of ours found out about unxis.ch), this cannot be just bad luck. It is a clear pattern and IBM hopefully pays attention. This could lead to the smoking guns they require.

Regarding the criminal charges, here is a report from the court.

Brazell, Norris, Talos Partners, Rama Ramachandran, Darl McBride and Bryan Cave are all listed as defendants.

It is so curious that we find Norris in there. For context about Norris, see:

Groklaw has some newer articles at the moment, but none are particularly exciting. They mostly document previous motions or exhibits.

I see what looks like some duplication, but the final pages of the first PDF are interesting, where SCO lists contracts with money due various folks. This continuation of Exhibit A is in three parts, around a hundred pages in all. The first part of the second PDF is intriguing, in that they didn’t just copy some old lists. There is a note, which to my mind doesn’t seem to support SCO’s trial theories about UNIX and Unixware.

There will be a lot of SCO action later this month in new hearings.

“…Microsoft wished to promote SCO and its pending lawsuit against IBM and the Linux operating system. But Microsoft did not want to be seen as attacking IBM or Linux.”

Larry Goldfarb, Baystar, key investor in SCO

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