Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Nov 2008 01:50 UTC, submitted by judgen
Legal "Federal district judge Dale A. Kimball has handed down the final judgment in the SCO case. The decision dismisses SCO's latest claims, grants declaratory relief to Novell, and sustains the court's previous judgment that SCO owes Novell over $2.54 million (plus interest) for unjust enrichment."
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RE: so many other losses
by sbergman27 on Wed 26th Nov 2008 03:56 UTC in reply to "so many other losses"
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I do feel a little sorry for all the companies/individuals that paid SCO for licenses for Linux.

Take solace in the fact that there weren't many. MS paid their $15 million, but it wasn't really for any Unix/Linux licenses. Sun paid. But they made a special deal that allowed them to open Solaris. It may have been a bogus deal, being with SCOG, but Novell later supported it, so its effectively a go. EV1 did pay up... and later said they wouldn't do it again, if they had it to do over. And then I remember there was an $11,000 mystery payment that I'm not sure we ever found out who had made. It's remarkable how phenomenally unsuccessful SCOSource was. I'd have expected more gullibility than that.

My memory may not be completely accurate on all this. SCOs shenanigans don't even merit my going back and reviewing them at this point.

Edit: And oh, yeah. Baystar got shafted. But they didn't buy licenses. They invested unwisely, possibly based upon Microsoft's advice. And no, it is very unlikely that MS will ever be called to account.

Edited 2008-11-26 03:59 UTC

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