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Channel news: Novell outlines worst-case GPL scenario; MSFT cancels Oct. PDC

Novell outlines GPLv3 worst-case scenario The final draft of the GNU General Public License version 3 could interfere with Novell’s controversial patent covenant with Microsoft, Novell has admitted. [Computer Business Review]

Microsoft cancels Fall PDC Microsoft cancels its Professional Developer Conference that was scheduled for this fall. [eWEEK]

Apple patches more than a dozen holes in OS X Five uber updates in as many months. [TheReg]

Avaya is said to be exploring a sale of all or some of itself The telecommunications company is said to be in negotiations, in what may be the latest round of deal making in its industry. [NYT[

SEC makes good on promise to clarify guidance on SOX  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes good on long-promised new guidance for the bugaboo of Sarbanes-Oxley, Section 404. []

Google deal said to bring U.S. scrutiny The F.T.C. has opened an antitrust investigation into Google’s planned $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick.  [NYT]

NetApp stock takes a dive NetApp’s stock was slapped down when the company said sales were slow in March; Google to open source enterprise search appliance.[]

Windows ‘Longhorn’ resurrected and available for download Windows Longhorn has been resurrected and is available for download. The 2002 Windows Longhorn and the Jan. 31, 2007 Windows Vista are not the same operating system. While Windows Vista no longer has the Windows File System (WinFS) feature and its core has been built starting from the Windows Server 2003 kernel, the Joejoe group have gone back to the pre-release Build 4074 of Longhorn and took it from there. [Softpedia]

BEA tackles real time Java challenge BEA Systems is adding go faster stripes to its Java application server, with two products designed for time-critical work environments. [TheReg]

Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config We’ve got more than 20 behind-the-scenes tweaks for speeding up page loads, reducing memory drain, and making tabs and other interface elements behave the way you want them to. [Computerworld]

30th anniversary of Star Wars Nerd-fest celebrated with Photoshops of Star Warriors at airport security. [Fark]

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