Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Novell appears to be attempting to cut off SCO's lifeline to its cash reserves. By not focusing on the arguments over who owns what in Unix but instead hammering on the far more simple matter of SCO not living up to its business contract, Novell hopes to put a quick end to SCO and its seemingly endless Linux litigation.
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RE[2]: Is SCO that bad?
by kaiwai on Wed 4th Oct 2006 08:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Is SCO that bad?"
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Reply to the article: Law suites have never looked so sexy; I'd love to see SCO go bankrupt; and with that, Novell pick up the pieces and opensource the whole damn UNIX tree under a BSD licence; put it out there, once and for all, under a licence that no one can complain about :-)

Regarding SCO; SCO used to be called "Santa Cruz Operations (SCO) back when it was run by a chubby bearded guy; IIRC, he has since left.

SCO Group formed after Caledera bought SCO, then called themselves Caldera, then that smarmy asshole Ransom Love re-appeared on a Harley claiming that it'll rename itself SCO and 'let the good times goll once more'.

The nutshell is; its a company of lawyers, not businessmen or coders - SCO could have been rescued, they could have bundled their whole SCO product line up under one product name; SCO UNIXWare, and place a price of $1499 up front or $399 per year subscription.

The fact is, they wanted to get their money quick, they made a stupid investment ( they being Canopy Group), and now they want their money back asap, by hell or high water, regardless of whether the evidence is based on lies of stretched interpretations of the relevant contracts.

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