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California Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

Articles by Mitch Wagner
posted in April 2004

Investor To SCO: Stop Suing Linux Users

Major SCO investor BayStar gave Linux users a big bouquet recently, when the company told SCO to stop suing Linux users. Oh, that's not what BayStar actually said. BayStar told SCO that BayStar believes that SCO's entire future rests in its lawsuit against IBM.

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Baystar Vs. SCO: More Ironic Than Alanis

You have to appreciate the irony of SCO's situation. How frustrating - to be accused in public of doing something wrong, but not to be told what it is, so you can't even effectively defend yourself. SCO's entire business is at stake. This is pretty much what SCO did to the Linux community a year ago when SCO filed its lawsuit against IBM. And it's now happening to SCO, as investors BayStar Capital claim SCO has violated their investor agreement.

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Sun: Microsoft Deal Isn't Anti-Linux

Sun's deal with Microsoft last week was not an anti-Linux maneuver, but rather intended to broaden "interoperability and choice for our customers," said John Fowler, Sun Chief Technology Officer for Software.

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Who's The Enemy And Enemy's Enemy?

Every place I've ever worked, I eventually get the reputation as The Guy Who Knows The Useless Trivia. So I was not surprised recently when a colleague IMed me to ask who said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." My colleague was, of course, writing an article about the Microsoft-Sun Microsystems alliance announced last week.

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