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  • SCO Again Returns From Dead, Plans Appeal

    03/31/2016 7:34:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 27 replies
    FOSS Force ^ | 30 March 2016 | Staff
    FOSS Force has learned that we shouldn’t write obituaries until we actually see a death certificate. SCO intends to file an appeal over the dismissal of its case against IBM. On Feburary 29, we told you that SCO was “undeniably and reliably dead” after the company signed off on Judge David Nuffer’s dismissal of what remained of its case against IBM. Guess what? We were wrong. The once upon a time Linux and Unix company, which developed and distributed the Caldera GNU/Linux distribution, evidently has not yet been pulled from life support. On Tuesday, the company filed notification that it...
  • Russian General Staff calls SCO to pool efforts against threats from Afghanistan

    10/10/2015 7:25:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Tass ^ | October 08, 2015
    Russian General Staff calls SCO to pool efforts against threats from Afghanistan Military & Defense October 08, 18:54 UTC+3 The emerging military-political situation in Central Asia [ ...] indicate that the SCO member states’ joint efforts to negate the regional security threats [ ...] are badly needed, official said MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) should pool their efforts in order to prevent the use of Afghanistan as a tool for aggravating the situation in Central Asia, Sergei Istrakov, deputy chief of the Russian General Staff, said at an international conference on Afghanistan...
  • Putin: Russia and China can overcome any difficulty together

    07/08/2015 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2015 2:14 PM EDT
    Welcoming China’s leader to two summits in a Russian city, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia and China can overcome their countries’ difficulties by working together. Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping both arrived Wednesday in the Russian city of Ufa for summits of the BRICS trade group and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The BRICS group also includes Brazil, India and South Africa, while the SCO, which also focuses on regional security and political issues as well as economics, includes the former Soviet Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, India and Pakistan are observer SCO...
  • China’s growing influence in Central Asia

    10/20/2013 6:07:37 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Daily Times ^ | 10/21/2013 | Atif Shammim Syed
    The US needs Chinese support in order to keep the post-withdrawal situation in Afghanistan stable. This situation has opened up several prospects for China to increase its influence in Central Asia Last month, the President of China, Xi Jinping, visited four Central Asian countries before attending the 13th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Bishkek. During these visits, Mr Xi discussed plans of mutual cooperation that would bring billions of dollars of investment to the region. The trip is regarded as a Chinese ploy to open up a modern silk road that will serve as the beginning of...
  • Pakistan, India, Afghanistan likely to become SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Org.) members: Zaki

    09/03/2013 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Mongolia are expected to become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at its next summit, said former Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Akram Zaki on Wednesday. Speaking at an international conference entitled “SCO’s Role in Regional Stability: Prospect of Its Expansion” organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute here, Akram Zaki said China and the Russian Federation had supported Pakistan, India and other countries’ membership of the SCO. The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization, which was founded in Shanghai in 2001 replacing the Shanghai Five that came into being...
  • 10 years of defending Linux's legalities: Groklaw

    05/29/2013 11:47:09 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 19 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 28 May 2013 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Ten years ago, SCO decided to sue IBM and started a series of legal attacks on Linux. Their cases were pathetically weak, but CIOs and CFOs didn't know that. Thanks to paralegal turned legal journalist, Pamela "PJ" Jones and her Website Groklaw, executives who wanted to know what was really what with SCO's multitude of lawsuits soon learned of the FUD behind SCO's claims. SCO and its silent backer Microsoft hope for profits and slowing down Linux's corporate success would come to nothing, and SCO ended up in bankruptcy.  Groklaw: 10 years of defending Linux and open-source legal software rights. Now,...
  • Turkey becomes partner of China, Russia-led security bloc

    04/26/2013 7:10:39 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-26-2013 | Dmitry Solovyov
    ALMATY (Reuters) - NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a "dialogue partner" of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia. "This is really a historic day for us," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Kazakhstan's commercial capital Almaty after signing a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev. "Now, with this choice, Turkey is declaring that our destiny is the same as the destiny of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries." China, Russia and four Central Asian nations - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and...
  • China says to offer $10 billion in loans to Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states

    06/06/2012 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 6, 2012 10:21pm EDT | (Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ken Wills)
    Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Thursday that Beijing will offer $10 billion in loans to the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The SCO, founded in 2001, includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Pakistan and others attend the summits, but not as full members. "China has decided to give to the other member states $10 billion in loans," Hu said in a speech broadcast on state television. He did not elaborate on how the funds would be used. …
  • SCO Loses Again, Original Verdict Upheld

    08/31/2011 5:08:08 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies
    Internet News ^ | 30 August 2011 | Sean Michael Kerner
    From the 'What? They're Still at It?!' files: I really had thought that we'd heard the last of SCO, which is is why I was surprised today.SCO was defeated again this week, this time it was an appeal (likely the final appeal) in the Novell vs. SCO case over who owns the Unix copyrights. This was the appeal of the verdict issued over year ago that confirmed Novell's ownership.The wheels of justice in the U.S. sure do seem to move in slow motion at times. While this case has been on the appeals docket for such a long time, we...
  • India and USA to protect Vietnam from China

    07/18/2011 10:26:13 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 29 replies
    Vietnam is not alone in a festering territorial dispute with China. In the near future Indian warships will arrive into the South China Sea. This is a group of destroyers CMD (controlled missile defense). But there is more to it: at the end of June there were reports from New Delhi that the Indian Navy intends to settle in the South China Sea for a long time. The Indian side is expected to establish a permanent military presence there. According to the official government version of India, this will help the Navy of India to play a more prominent role...
  • Ahmadinejad's New Friends

    06/15/2011 6:32:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2011 | Staff
    Threats: The leader of nuke-bound Iran joins Russian and Chinese counterparts at a meeting of a group formed to rival NATO. No wonder Moscow resists U.S. missile defense. Few people have heard of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). But they should be aware of it, especially when it includes Iran, which has observer status, as one of its members. Remember, Iran is a state that has pledged to wipe Israel off the map while developing nukes and the missiles to carry them. The SCO was created in 2001 ostensibly to address the threat of Islamic terror and extremism in Muslim...
  • Ahmadinejad Joins China, Russia Leaders At Summit

    06/15/2011 6:53:12 AM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 15 June 2011 | Aleks Tapinsh
    ASTANA — Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday joined the Chinese and Russian leaders in a rare encounter at a summit in Kazakhstan, where he launched a new attack on the "slavers and colonisers" of the West. Host Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security group regarded as a NATO rival founded in 2001, to take a more active role in ensuring regional security. But most attention was focused on Ahmadinejad, who was absent from last year's SCO meeting in Tashkent after the UN Security Council agreed sanctions against Iran and was making a rare...
  • Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th

    04/11/2011 5:07:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Groklaw ^ | 09 April 2011 | Pamela Jones
    I have decided that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on our anniversary, May 16. I know a lot of you will be unhappy to hear it, so let me briefly explain, because my decision is made and it's firm. In a simple sentence, the reason is this: the crisis SCO initiated over Linux is over, and Linux won. SCO as we knew it is no more. There will be other battles, and there already are, because the same people that propped SCO up are still going to try to destroy Linux, but the battlefield has shifted, and I don't...
  • SCO Appeals. Yes. Them Again.

    07/08/2010 5:24:00 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Groklaw ^ | 07 July 2010 | Pamela Jones
    SCO has filed its notice of appeal: 07/07/2010 - 881 - NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 876 Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law, 878 Judgment, 877 Order on Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, Order on Motion for New Trial, Memorandum Decision filed by SCO Group. Appeals to the USCA for the 10th Circuit. Filing fee $ 455, receipt number 1088-1150192. (Hatch, Brent) (Entered: 07/07/2010) As you can see, they hope the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will bail them out again:Plaintiff, The SCO Group, Inc., hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the...
  • SCO to Sponsor Next Season of “The Biggest Loser”

    06/14/2010 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 173+ views
    Digital Daily ^ | June 11, 2010 at 9:31 AM PT | John Paczkowski
    “We’re either right or we’re not. If we’re wrong, we deserve people throwing rocks at us.”– Former SCO CEO Darl McBride in 2003*************************************************SCO’s long-running campaign against Linux may have finally been dealt a death blow. Late Thursday, the judge presiding over the company’s legal battle with Novell (NOVL) rejected its request for a new trial and upheld an April jury decision that determined Novell, not SCO, is the rightful owner of key Unix copyrights.“SCO argues that it is entitled to judgment as a matter of law because the ‘verdict cannot be squared with the overwhelming evidence and the law,’” Judge...
  • What the Judge Still Has to Decide in SCO v. Novell - Updated

    04/21/2010 5:25:33 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies · 402+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 19 April 2010 | Pamela Jones
    We know that the jury in SCO v. Novell decided that SCO didn't get the copyrights in 1995 under the APA or by Amendment 2 or any fusion thereof. That killed SCO's slander of title claim as well. But that isn't the end. There were some issues the parties agreed before the trial which would be decided by Judge Ted Stewart. That has yet to happen. The most important remaining issue is SCO's claim for specific performance. SCO's alternative claim, should it fail to win on the copyright issue, was that even if it were decided that it doesn't get...
  • Novell Wins Again - Jury Rules Copyrights Didn't Go to SCO!

    03/31/2010 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies · 622+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 30 March 2010 | Pamela Jones
    It's over. The jury has found that the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else. The verdict is in. Novell has the news up on their website already, but I heard it from Chris Brown also. Here's the brief Novell statement:Today, the jury in the District Court of Utah trial between SCO Group and Novell issued a verdict. Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on...
  • US seeks to rally Arabs against Iran's nuclear project

    02/15/2010 10:40:36 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 295+ views ^ | 1/16/2010 |
    President Barack Obama has launched a wave of high-stakes US diplomacy in the Middle East as Washington seeks to ratchet up pressure on Iran over its nuclear program. Obama has enlisted his top deputies in the diplomatic drive to isolate Tehran and impose stricter sanctions on the regime, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, chief military officer Admiral Mike Mullen and senior diplomats travelling to the region this week and Vice President Joe Biden due next month. Clinton signaled the administration's tougher tone during a visit to the Gulf, warning on Monday that Iran was turning into a “military dictatorship”...
  • Russian General: China Is a Potential Enemy

    12/08/2009 12:52:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,504+ views ^ | December 08, 2009 | Yevgeny Bendersky
    Newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Russian Land Forces, Lieutenant-General Sergey Skokov, recently made a statement that caused a major sensation across the Russian Federation. Speaking about possible conflicts that Russia may face in the future, he outlined three distinct scenarios: fighting in the "western, southern" and eastern" directions...

    11/03/2009 1:23:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 2,706+ views - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | November 3, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    SNIPPET: "Lula and Chavez have established a "strategic relationship," and recently agreed upon a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan oil venture worth billions of dollars. Lula and Chavez have joined with Daniel Ortega, the returned Nicaraguan Marxist dictator, to form an anti-U.S. Latin American military alliance - all with Russian assistance - funded by the region's abundant oil reserves. Brazil is engaged in its own arms build-up and Lula is determined that Brazil will become at least a first-rate regional power. Unfortunately, Lula is establishing Brazil as an anti-American military power by aligning with nations hostile or potentially hostile to the U.S. Lula...
  • SCO boots boss McBride ( Linux lawsuits live )

    10/19/2009 9:34:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 674+ views
    The Register ^ | 19th October 2009 18:50 GMT | Austin Modine
    Unix code claimant SCO Group has jettisoned its controversial captain, Darl McBride, as part of the company's latest scheme to emerge from bankruptcy. The serially litigious SCO's executive ousting was revealed in a filing today with US regulators, although corresponding paperwork gives McBride's actual dismissal date as October 14. The decision to remove McBride was done under the auspices of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee assigned to SCO by the US Justice Department. That leaves COO, Jeff Hunsaker, CFO, Ken Nielsen, and General Counsel, Ryan Tibbitts grappling for the helm. According to the filings with the US Securities and Exchange...
  • Russia ready to abandon dollar in oil, gas trade with China...

    10/19/2009 7:02:39 PM PDT · by TaraP · 10 replies · 785+ views
    BEIJING, October 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to consider using the Russian and Chinese national currencies instead of the dollar in bilateral oil and gas dealings, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. The premier, currently on a visit to Beijing, said a final decision on the issue can only be made after a thorough expert analysis. "Yesterday, energy companies, in particular Gazprom, raised the question of using the national currency. We are ready to examine the possibility of selling energy resources for rubles, but our Chinese partners need rubles for that. We are also ready to sell...
  • U.S. Base Makes Chinese Nervous

    10/03/2009 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Fennie · 16 replies · 1,344+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 3, 2009
    China is becoming concerned by the increased presence of the United States in Afghanistan and is complaining about the U.S. lease renewal at the Manas Air Base in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, suggesting that these activities are part of an overall containment effort against China, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The complaint comes at the same time Chinese officials have expressed alarm over what they view as a growing alliance between the U.S. and India, which they perceive as designed to alter the Asian strategic balance in what Beijing always has regarded as its sphere of influence.
  • Defense: They Build While We Cut (Obama is scaling back while Russia/China are building up)

    08/13/2009 5:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 3,982+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/13/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Russia and China, two potential U.S. adversaries in a future war, are committed to big increases in defense spending and global military adventures in the coming years, just as President Obama is forcing the Pentagon to scale back. The imbalance has defense experts worried that re-emergent Russia and China will be able to defeat U.S. forces in an air, sea and ground conflict because they will field superior fighters, ships and tanks in the next decades. This week, China announced its most ambitious military exercise to date. The People's Liberation Army is sending 50,000 troops to far reaches of the...
  • Judge prevents SCO from selling off assets

    08/08/2009 1:06:55 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 476+ views
    CNET ^ | August 6, 2009 10:34 AM PDT | by Matthew Broersma
    A bankruptcy court judge has denied a request by the SCO Group to sell off part of its business, a move that could have helped it pursue court cases against Novell and IBM. SCO, which has been in bankruptcy court since 2007, had proposed to sell off most of its Unix business assets to a company called Unxis, the latest in a series of proposals aimed at allowing the company to exit bankruptcy and continue its high-profile Unix litigation. IBM and Novell, on the other hand, had requested that SCO's assets be liquidated, effectively putting an end to the cases...
  • Day 2 of China-Russia anti-terror drill

    07/24/2009 2:05:56 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 3 replies · 615+ views
    Russian soldiers train before a joint military exercise between China and Russia in Taonan, in northeast China's Jilin province, July 21, 2009. Generals from both armies directed the drill. The exercise with live ammunition lasted for over one and a half hour. It trained the two armies in strategies and coordination to jointly encircle and suppress terrorists. The five-day "Peace Mission 2009" involve 26-hundred army and air force personnel and special forces, and more than 40 fighter aircraft and helicopters as well as other special reconnaissance equipment. It showcases the determination to fight terrorism and enhance partnership between China and...
  • SCO's New Proposed Sale Plan - Wants to Sue Linux Users Some More

    06/23/2009 11:20:27 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 23 June 2009 | Pamela Jones
    SCO has filed its proposed plan. I have only quickly skimmed it, but what I see immediately is that it wishes to sue Linux users, and it lists a Java patent, and I'm guessing there may just be a connection someday. Who knows? SCO loves to sue, I've decided. It wants to sell some of the Mobility business, retaining part of it, along with selling the Unix business and "many of [SCO's] subsidiaries" to an entity called UnXis. I've never heard of it either. Think there might be trademark issues? Try going to Google and search for "unXis Delaware" and...
  • SCO vs. Linux: New investor rescues SCO from bankruptcy

    06/16/2009 10:33:50 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies · 808+ views
    H Online ^ | 16 June 2009 | Staff?
    In yet another bizarre twist in the interminable legal dispute over source code allegedly illegally copied from UNIX System V into Linux, the SCO Group, which claims ownership of the disputed code, has secured a last-gasp reprieve from the threat of liquidation. Immediately before the crucial liquidation hearing in the bankruptcy court, SCO CEO Darl McBride signed an agreement with a company by the name of Gulf Capital Partners, backed by well-known investor Stephen Norris. Caught out by the surprise development, all parties have agreed to postpone the liquidation hearing until the 16th or the 27th of July. According to...
  • Medvedev invites Ahmadinejad to SCO summit

    05/19/2009 6:49:21 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Press TV ^ | May 18, 2009 | Staff
    Russian President... Medvedev has invited his Iranian counterpart to participate in an upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit....Iran...has been seeking to join the 9-year-old international organization since 2008....the SCO aims to act as a counterweight to NATO's influence in Eurasia and to oppose US interference in Central Asia by developing regional security cooperation between its member states -
  • China Lauds Ties With Russia

    05/13/2009 7:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 263+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/13/09
    A top Chinese official says Sino-Russian relations have maintained growth and have reached "an unprecedented level." In extensive coverage of the Moscow visit of Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, the official Xinhua news agency quoted the top legislator as saying upon his arrival Wednesday, "China-Russia relations have maintained a strong momentum of growth and reached an unprecedented level." China and Russia this year will observe the 60th anniversary of setting up diplomatic ties. Wu's visit comes ahead of the scheduled trip of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Russia next month, the report said....
  • Russia, China on Comradely Terms

    05/02/2009 8:47:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 529+ views
    Asia Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | M K Bhadrakumar
    Westernism is giving way to Orientalism in Moscow's outlook, if the past week's happenings are any guide. As Russia's ties with the West deteriorate, an upswing in its strategic partnership with China becomes almost inevitable. The resumption of Russia-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) dialogue has gone awry. And the nascent hopes regarding a "reset of the button" of the Russian-American relationship are belied. With Moscow under multiple pressures from the West, two top Chinese officials have arrived in the Russian capital to offer support - Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Moscow angrily reacted to NATO's expulsion...
  • Chinese defense chief due to arrive on Moscow visi

    04/25/2009 10:19:54 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 2 replies · 282+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 25/ 04/ 2009
    MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) - The Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie is due to arrive in Moscow on Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement. During his visit, which is at the invitation of Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Liang will attend a defense minister's meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization starting on April 28. "As part of the visit program the head of China's military is also due to meet the commander of the Northern Caucasus Military District, visit the 20th Motorized Rifle Brigade and the Stalingrad memorial museum in Volgograd," the defense ministry said. Serdyukov and...
  • Russo-Chinese Alliance, Todays Cyber Breach Of Power Grid

    04/08/2009 10:13:56 PM PDT · by iThinkBig · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Burning Platform ^ | 4-9-09 | Jason Rines
    Let's have a simple discussion here and less in news format, more of a chat. It's a long chat but it might intrigue you and I assure you quite real and very dangerous kind of chat. In 2001 immediately after 911, I spoke to RC Covozos, the White House Database administrator. I let him know that I had found security gaps in the White House where our politicians liason with our intelligence agencies. RC was very thankful and a nice guy to talk to. He seemed to take his job very seriously. Since I had some ideas that seemed interesting...
  • SCO Bankruptcy Hearing: SCO's Exclusivity Period is Over

    03/30/2009 10:08:18 PM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 7 replies · 533+ views
    Groklaw ^ | March 30 2009 | PJ
    I can't believe there's yet more major news, all in one day. But there is, from the bankruptcy front. SCO's period of exclusivity is over, as you can see from the minutes of today's hearing [PDF]. Look at number 1 on the list under the heading "Proceedings" and you will see the word: "DENIED". This was regarding the SCO motion [PDF] to extend the period of exclusivity, it's 4th, the motion that Al Petrofsky objected to pro se, as you can see on the Notice of matters on the agenda for today. So now IBM and Novell and the US...
  • Russian-Chinese exercises to be held in China in summer

    03/18/2009 6:50:09 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 3 replies · 499+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 18/ 03/ 2009
    MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - Russian-Chinese military exercises dubbed Peace Mission 2009 will be held in the summer in northeastern China, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The first bilateral counterterrorist exercises Peace Mission were held in Russia and the eastern Chinese province of Shandong in August 2005, involving warships, aviation, and over 10,000 servicemen including marines and paratroopers. "The final decision on the date, venue, name and forces involved will be made at bilateral consultations to be held in the last 10 days of March," a ministry source said. The Chinese Defense Ministry said Tuesday that joint maneuvers...
  • Russia, Looking Eastward, Opens a Gas Plant to Supply Asian Markets

    MOSCOW — Russia has profited handsomely from natural gas exports to Europe. Now, after years of false starts and disputes, and mutual suspicions between Moscow and Beijing, Russia is turning its attention to Asia. The moves are prompted by both the promise of a marriage of Russian resources with Asian manufacturing, and Russia’s financial desperation as interest from Western banks and investors dries up. On Wednesday — just a day after agreeing to supply oil to China for the next 20 years, in exchange for $25 billion in loan guarantees — Russia opened its first liquefied natural gas plant to...
  • Russia Asserts Itself as U.S. Plans Afghan Push

    02/04/2009 8:00:39 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 66 replies · 3,427+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2009 | ALAN CULLISON and YOCHI J. DREAZEN
    MOSCOW -- Russia is reasserting its role in Central Asia with a Kremlin push to eject the U.S. from a vital air base, along with a Moscow-led pact to form an international military force to rival NATO. The moves potentially complicate the new U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan. The moves mark Russia's most aggressive steps yet to counter a U.S. military presence in the region that it has long resented. They pose a challenge for the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, which sees Afghanistan as its top foreign-policy priority and is preparing to double the size of the American...
  • SCO: Garbage Time

    01/12/2009 7:43:26 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 565+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 11 January 2009 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    From the very start, anyone who paid attention to SCO's attempts to throw a spanner in the Linux works, knew that they had no case. Over the years, I've covered their decline from the last major x86 Unix power to an industry joke. And, now SCO's story is almost over. It's garbage time now for SCO. Those of you who follow basketball know exactly what I mean. This is when the winning team, Linux, and its chief champions in the SCO lawsuits. Novell and IBM, can send in the reserves from the end of the bench. SCO's lawsuits are smashed...
  • SCO to file bankruptcy plan tomorrow

    12/31/2008 4:20:50 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 8 replies · 777+ views
    SD Times ^ | December 30, 2008 | Jeff Feinman
    After a great deal of courtroom drama and mounting legal fees, the SCO Group is expected to file its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan in court tomorrow. Jeff Hunsaker, SCO’s president, wouldn’t provide exact details of the plan, but he said the reorganization will hopefully help the company come out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which the company filed for in September 2007. Utah-based SCO has been up to its ears in legal battles over the years, a notable one being a suit against Novell over who was the true owner of Unix. In August 2007, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled...
  • Final Judgment in SCO v. Novell: SCO Loses Again

    11/21/2008 12:09:07 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 11 replies · 779+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 20 Novembe 2008
    The final judgment [PDF] from Utah is here at last. It recites what the August 10, 2007 and July 16, 2008 orders said, but it also resolves the recent dispute over SCO's desire to voluntarily waive some claims and then bring them back to the table after an appeal, should it prove successful. Here's SCO's motion to voluntarily dismiss, and Novell's response, so you can verify that this judgment indeed represents another loss for SCO. You'll see that it was Novell that suggested the wording regarding SCO's voluntarily dismissed claims that we see in the judgment, that they be dismissed...
  • Grokking SCO's demise

    08/19/2008 6:11:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 324+ views
    PC World ^ | 18 August 2008 | Frank Hayes
    The SCO Group 's US$5 billion threat against Linux is effectively finished. On Friday, Aug. 10, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled that SCO doesn't actually own the copyrights that it was using to threaten -- and in some cases, sue -- Linux users. Of course, you already got that news, thanks to everyone from The Wall Street Journal to IT news sources. And they all got it thanks to Groklaw. It was the Web site that broke the news and posted the complete 102-page ruling; after that, it was picked up by mainstream media and trade press. In...
  • SCO goes down and Sun’s in Trouble

    07/17/2008 6:53:12 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 164+ views
    Practical Technology ^ | 16 July 2008 | Staff
    The decision is in, and SCO has gone down in defeat. The U.S. District Court in Utah has ruled in favor of Novell in SCO vs. Novell, the keystone case in SCO’s long, and ultimately unsuccessful war against Linux. The foundation of Judge Dale Kimball’s decision, that Novell, and not SCO owns the IP (intellectual property) rights to Unix, remains as solid as ever. Instead of showing that Linux violated SCO IP rights to Unix, SCO’s actions has lead to the revelation that it never owned the IP rights to Unix in the first place.This, within the narrow confines of...
  • Cozying Up to Iran

    06/26/2008 2:31:23 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 90+ views
    TOL ^ | 26 June 2008 | Muhiddin Tojiev and Jahongir Boboev
    When Iran sought to strengthen its relations with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization earlier this year, it found a willing friend in Imomali Rahmon. The president of Tajikistan assured his hosts on a visit to Tehran in February that Iran “had a real possibility” to become a full member of the organization. Now, Rahmon has taken that pledge one step further. Earlier this month, the Tajik president sent a letter addressed to SCO heads of state. In it, according to Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Ali Asghar Sherdust, the president supported Iran’s possible bid for membership at the August SCO summit in...
  • As the SCO rolls

    05/05/2008 7:44:39 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 121+ views ^ | 05 May 2008 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Reality, as good writers know, is sometimes stranger than fiction. SCO's recent performance in the U.S. District Court in Utah is a perfect example. With years to prepare, SCO executives made some remarkable statements in their attempt to show that SCO, not Novell, owns Unix's copyright. While this case is not about SCO's claims that IBM and other companies placed Unix IP (intellectual property) into Linux, Novell's attorneys decided that they would address this issue as well. One presumes that, since this may be their one and only chance to attack SCO's Linux claims in a courtroom -- what with...
  • Ideology's Rude Return (Russia and China)

    05/02/2008 9:14:23 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2 May 2008 | Robert Kagan
    Ideology matters again. The big development of recent years is the rise not only of great powers but also of the great-power autocracies of Russia and China. True realism about the international scene begins with understanding how this unanticipated shift will shape our world. Many believe that when Chinese and Russian leaders stopped believing in communism, they stopped believing in anything. They had become pragmatists, pursuing their own and their nation's interests. But Chinese and Russian rulers, like past rulers of autocracies, do have a set of beliefs that guide their domestic and foreign policies. They believe in the virtues...
  • SCO Group vs. Novell: New round

    04/28/2008 12:18:25 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 123+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 26 April 2008 | Tom Harvey
    A reinvigorated SCO Group Inc. goes to trial Tuesday to once again defend its claims to a widely used computer software code against Novell Inc. Although what's at stake in the scheduled four-day trial pales in comparison to the unresolved major claims in the case that have rattled parts of the software community for the past five years, millions of dollars are on the table in a legal battle that has been widely watched. In play in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball is as much as $37 million that Novell claims it is owed in the dispute...
  • Iran Applies to Join Security Bloc Dominated by Russia and China

    04/04/2008 8:43:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 247+ views ^ | April 03, 2008 | Patrick Goodenough
    Stepping up a campaign to join a Eurasian security and economic bloc dominated by Russia and China, Iran is looking for allies within the organization to back its bid, but political analysts doubt it will succeed. Late last month, Iran secured the support of one of the members of the six-country Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Tajikistan, which later this year will host the bloc's annual summit. Established in its current form in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) comprises Russia, China, and four Central Asian states -- Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Together they control a large proportion of the non-Arab...
  • McBride ousted at SCO, lawsuits to continue

    03/06/2008 11:05:18 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 20 replies · 198+ views
    tgdaily ^ | 05 March 2008 | Wolfgang Gruener
    Lindon (UT) – The SCO Group plans to emerge from Chapter 11 soon and revealed that not only will it modify its business strategy towards mobile products, it will also replace chief executive officer Darl McBride and pick up the Linux and Unix license lawsuits against IBM and Novell.   Darl McBride  The new owner of The SCO Group, investment firm Stephen Norris Capital Partners (SNCP), is planning to open a new chapter in SCO’s Linux lawsuit history, which started back in March of 2003 when the company filed a $1 billion suit against IBM. As part of its plan...
  • SCO's 10K: Now What? Caveat Emptor

    01/31/2008 7:42:18 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 149+ views
    Groklaw ^ | 30 January 2008 | Pamela Jones
    SCO has filed its 10K Annual Report for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. What a year it has been. They are down to 115 employees as of that date. Probably less now. They "anticipate a reduction in force as a result of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in order to return to profitability". Uh huh. Product revenue is down 27%. They expect that to continue. They can't guarantee they'll make it out of Chapter 11. Those they owe money to could be left with nothing or almost nothing. Common shareholders are in the same boat, even if they do...
  • It's not India vs China anymore [India will not help US to contain China]

    01/16/2008 12:50:29 PM PST · by charles m · 26 replies · 419+ views
    Sify (India) ^ | 16 January 2008
    Beijing/New Delhi: The India vs China syndrome is passe? From now, the global idiom for joint collaborative action will be India-China, says India's Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, alluding to the growing friendship between the Asian giants. On return from a visit to China accompanying Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Nath said the engagement with Beijing was an important milestone bilaterally as the two rising economic powers set an ambitious trade target of $60 billion by 2010 - three times the goal set just five years ago. "The engagement was important in the global context as well," Nath told...