HP VP Pulls Out of SCO Forum Keynote Speechifying

Monday, August 18 2003 @ 02:11 PM EDT

Contributed by: PJ

I was expecting this. eWeek is reporting:

"It appears that Hewlett-Packard Co. also got cold feet. As late as last week, SCO was telling attendees that HP would be giving a partner keynote at the forum on Tuesday morning. But on Sunday the schedule of events given to attendees when they registered makes no mention of an HP keynote.

"The keynote that was to be given by an HP executive is now scheduled to be made by Maggie Alexander, a vice president at SCO partner Progress Software.

"However, whatever the reason for the withdrawal of its keynote speaker, HP still sponsored the Sunday night welcome reception at the MGM Grand for Forum 2003 attendees, which was well attended and included food and drinks."

Well attended by whom? Passersby? Or people in the industry outside of SCO and Canopy group? If anyone attended, Groklaw would love a first-hand report. Relying on the mainstream press, well... you know.