Massimo Luciani

Halting State by Charles Stross

The novel “Halting State” by Charles Stross has been published for the first time in 2007. It was a finalist for the Hugo and Locus awards in 2008 as the best novel of the year.

Last November news came about Novell being sold. Now the U.S.A. and German antitrust authorities have published their decision to change the terms of the acquisition of Novell’s patents by Microsoft and its partners in CPTN Holdings LLC.

Elisabeth Sladen in The Hand of Fear, her final classic Doctor Who story

English actress Elisabeth Sladen, famous as Sarah Jane Smith in “Doctor Who”, died yesterday. Lately she played her character in the spin-off “The Sarah Jane Adventures”.

UnXis, Inc. completed the acquisition of SCO’s Unix assets but it claims it got Unix and Unixware trademarks while at the end of the various lawsuits in the last years it was established that Novell own those trademarks while SCO had a license.