Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:02 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
SCO, Caldera, Unixware On April 29, SCO will finally have its day in court, but not exactly in the way the Unix and Linux litigation company had planned. If things had gone the way SCO wanted, it would be facing IBM to see how much money it would get for IBM using Unix code in Linux. Instead of that fantasy coming true, SCO will be trying to hang on to what's left of its assets from Novell.
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McBride was not that stupid. SCO business was quickly going down even before the lawsuit. They managed to buy some time. The lawsuit increased the price of their shares up to 20-fold, temporarily, and the leadership managed to get rid of them for a very god price.

The lawsuit created an atmosphere of legal doubts around Linux which never disappeared entirely.

The real losers are stockholders, and SCO users, who are going to lose support for their infrastructure.

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