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Oracle, Unisys File Requests for Notice in SCO Bankruptcy
Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 01:42 PM EDT

Oracle America and Unisys have each filed a Request for Notice in the SCO bankruptcy. Unisys's filing is also an official entry of appearance. Why now, you are asking? The court clerk entered them into the docket as Notices of Appearance, but Oracle's is actually a Request for Special Notice, asking to be informed of any developments. Oracle requests that "notice of any and all proceedings in the above captioned case be given to its attorneys, Magnozzi & Kye" and specifically to Amish R. Doshi, who appeared telephonically at the hearing.

I assume they'd like to know if there is an appeal filed by Novell, but also, although there was an agreement between Oracle and SCO announced at the recent bankruptcy hearing, it was a partial agreement, with the proviso that Oracle retained its rights should a complete agreement not be reached. If they didn't agree and SCO went ahead, believing it could do so even without Oracle's agreement, obviously Oracle wants to know about it.

As for Unisys, their filing is titled Entry of Appearance and Request for Notices. They'd like "all notices, pleadings and other papers filed" sent to them. As to why, all I can point out is that Unisys has an employee on the unXis advisory board, William Bancroft, VP and General Manager of Unisys Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services. So does Microsoft. Still think this is just little SCO and that the danger is over? Now do you understand why, after OSI and FSF asked the US Department of Justice to take a look at the proposed patent deal between Novell and the Microsoft-organized entity CPTN, they are apparently taking it seriously?

Here are the filings:

03/11/2011 - 1255 - Notice of Appearance Filed by Oracle America, Inc.. (Doshi, Amish) (Entered: 03/11/2011)

03/11/2011 - 1256 - Certificate of No Objection Re: Fifteenth Monthly Application of Ocean Park Advisors, LLC for the period December 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 (related document(s) 1219 ) Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. (Tarr, Stanley) (Entered: 03/11/2011)

03/15/2011 - 1257 - Notice of Appearance Filed by Unisys Corporation. (Plon, Dana) (Entered: 03/15/2011)

If you remember, Oracle couldn't find a couple of the contracts that SCO originally listed as being transferred, so the picture has always been complicated. So this new notice may indicate they can't agree on everything or simply that they are still negotiating.

EMC and Canadian Nortel Group reached agreements, but Canadian Nortel reserved rights regarding its Canadian proceedings. HP's objection was resolved.


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Corrections thread
Authored by: NeilM on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 01:58 PM EDT
Corrections go here.

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Off-topic Thread
Authored by: NeilM on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 01:59 PM EDT
Anything on topic will be frowned upon.

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News Picks
Authored by: NeilM on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 02:02 PM EDT
Please include the news pick in the title, so we know what you're talking about.

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Comes transcripts
Authored by: NeilM on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 02:04 PM EDT
Please put Comes transcripts here.

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who pays?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 02:04 PM EDT
Small question: Who pays for taking care of these requests?

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What about Germany?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 05:59 PM EDT
Is Germany also still investigating or is it only the US DoJ now?


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USA DoJ need to investigate Oracle's attempts to control Android as well
Authored by: TiddlyPom on Thursday, March 17 2011 @ 08:02 AM EDT
Starting with a disclaimer that these are just my opinions but:

Oracle's business model is not just about making money - it is about CONTROL.
Oracle should be pleased that Android is being adopted as it means that more
people are becoming interested in Java. They are not stupid - having produced a
Linux distribution of their own (Oracle Unbreakable Linux) they know that
imposing extra costs on Android through licensing would destroy the appeal of
the operating system and is not compatible with many open source licenses.

So why are they pursuing this probably fruitless and destructive path?


THEY want to control anything to do with Java (or indeed many key open source
projects) - not allow them to remain controlled by the community. That is why
they wanted:

* Java
* Solaris - so they could kill off OpenSolaris (hence competition)
* Glassfish
* OpenOffice
* Hudson

In a nutshell - "We control key Open Source Projects so OSS will never be
allowed to threaten any key proprietary software - such as Oracle Databases or
WebLogic, Microsoft Windows/Office or anything our partners tell us

IMHO - this is about the "old guard" Cartel trying to prevent any
competition by open source software and should be investigated by the DoJ for
being an anti-competitive practice.

Not that this is any news to people here.

Microsoft Software is expensive, bloated, bug-ridden and unnecessary.
Use Open Source Software instead.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 18 2011 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Unisys has been a source licensee and a binary sublicenser for over twenty
years. Their involvement is likely related to that.

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Oracle, Unisys File Requests for Notice in SCO Bankruptcy
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, March 23 2011 @ 09:31 AM EDT
the 2 week deadline for Novell's appeal on the sale to unxis has come and gone,
did they really just let it go?

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