Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Yahoo reports that SCO has filed [.pdf] for bankruptcy in order to protect assets. "The SCO Group today announced that it filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. SCO's subsidiary, SCO Operations, Inc., has also filed a petition for reorganization. The Board of Directors of The SCO Group have unanimously determined that Chapter 11 reorganization is in the best long-term interest of SCO and its subsidiaries, as well as its customers, shareholders, and employees." Groklaw has a story on it, too.
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by SReilly on Fri 14th Sep 2007 22:30 UTC
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But I have to say, I'm kinda saddened by this turn out.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see that a group of greedy leeches fail to ripoff the hard labor of others, and I'm happy that all those economists that claimed patent trolling was the business model of the twenty first century eat humble pie, but I'm saddened that Linux could not have it's day in court.

Sure, this could have gone badly, but did anyone actually believe that SCO's claims where valid? Certainly not Novell, nor IBM for that matter.

It's nice to see Linux clean up ownership and copyright issues, it's certainly a lesson learned but I for one would have liked to see Linux, and by proxy the GPL, gain a solid legal win.

All in all, it's great news and after all, I guess I shouldn't be looking a gift horse in the mouth now, should I? :-)

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