SCO's 3rd quarter financial results will be released after the market closes on September 7, and the conference call will be at 5 PM. If anyone gets to ask a real question, here's a question I've been puzzling over. Could you ask them please if their new partner Cymphonix's product, Network Composer, is based on Linux, and if so, how they can partner with them while suing others over the Linux kernel? How does that work, exactly? Will there be a blessing on that kernel and that use, or will folks have to buy a license, or what? I got to wondering when I read a message from a Cymphonix employee on Sourceforge that begins like this:
My name is Trevor Paskett and I work for a company named Cymphonix. http://www.cymphonix.com
We have a product named bandwidth composer. It monitors/shapes/reports on traffic that
passes through it. It has some light weight application matching capabilities. It is
entirely based on Linux.
The product name has been changed [PDF] to Network Composer, but it's the same thing. So, that is my question.
Here's the SCO press release with all the details about September 7th. SCO identifies itself like this, this time:
The SCO Group, Inc. is a leading provider of distributed network systems and application platforms that help millions of customers to grow their businesses everyday. No UNIX wording? Have we seen that before? I don't think so, and I am wondering if Novell's counterclaims, particularly the slander of title counterclaim, have trimmed in their sails a teeny weeny bit. As you will recall, it reads like this:
95. SCO made its public statements claiming ownership of the UNIX Copyrights, and improperly registered its claim to UNIX Copyrights, with knowledge that title to these copyrights remains with Novell.
96. SCO made such statements maliciously, in bad faith, and with intentional disregard for the truth.
97. SCO made such statements with the intent to cause customers and potential customers of Novell not to do business with Novell, to slander and impugn the ownership rights of Novell in UNIX and UnixWare, and to attempt, in bad faith, to block Novell's ability to exercise its copyrights therein.
98. SCO's slander of Novell's title has resulted in special damages including, inter alia, Novell's costs and fees in preparing and filing copyright registrations and declarations correcting SCO's erroneous registrations claiming ownership of Novell's intellectual property and in prosecuting this action.
So with that, here is the text of the press release.
The SCO Group to Release Third Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call After Close of Market on Sept. 7, 2005
Monday August 29, 8:00 am ET
LINDON, Utah, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX - News), a leading provider of distributed network systems and application platforms, today announced it will release its financial results, for the fiscal third quarter ended on July 31, 2005, after the close of the market, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005.
In conjunction with the financial results press release, the company will also host a conference call that same day at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) to discuss the Company's results.
WHAT: The SCO Group, Inc. Third Quarter 2005 Financial Call
WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 2005, 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
HOW: To participate in the live call, please dial toll free
1-877-502-9276 or use the toll number +1-913-981-5591;
confirmation code: 7700475.
You may also join the call in listen-only mode via Web cast. The URL is listed at http://ir.sco.com/medialist.cfm.
The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX - News) is a leading provider of distributed network systems and application platforms that help millions of customers to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com.
SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.