Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:17 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has published a statement after the court ruling in their case against Novell: "The company is obviously disappointed with the ruling issued last Friday. However, the court clearly determined that SCO owns the copyrights to the technology developed or derived by SCO after Novell transferred the assets to SCO in 1995." And at the end: "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
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Hey..One Man's Trash...
by hibridmatthias on Mon 13th Aug 2007 17:56 UTC
hibridmatthias
Member since:
2007-04-11

Hey, is it me, or should we all pool our money together and buy SCO :-)


...Come to think of it , what would we get for that? A few developers? Are there any redeeming features we could open source under GPL and use to enhance Linux, or are they just too irrelevant now? Is it trash or treasure? Linus once said that at least Solaris has an interesting file system worth looking at...

What do SCO have to offer, I guess is my question...

Edited 2007-08-13 17:58

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RE: Hey..One Man's Trash...
by Windows Sucks on Mon 13th Aug 2007 18:07 in reply to "Hey..One Man's Trash..."
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

The funny thing is that their UNIX on Intel is better then Solaris on Intel.

And I will admit I was a HUGE Caldera fan till all this happened. Caldera was one of the first versions of Linux I ever used. Sco was my first brush with real Unix. (Even before I used BSD)

But they let MS talk them into blowing the company. I hope some of the people made good money cause SCO is done. And MS now sees that they may want to watch their back if they choose to sue. They have plenty of money etc but after this I am not sure they would win. Google and Novell are lawyering up to battle MS.

And I assume Oracle and IBM will not let MS push over Linux ether being that they are both making money from Linux. And both are using developing resources from other companies like Red Hat.

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RE: Hey..One Man's Trash...
by Almafeta on Mon 13th Aug 2007 18:31 in reply to "Hey..One Man's Trash..."
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2007-02-22

Actually, their 'cash cow' has shifted from UNIX systems to point-of-sale systems these past few years... and they do have some really talented people working there, just stupid management.

Hmm, I made $900 working this summer. If their stock keeps dropping, could I buy SCO out for that much? (Hmm... total market value of SCO's stock is about $9 million. That's good enough for a 0.01% interest...)

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RE[2]: Hey..One Man's Trash...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Aug 2007 04:19 in reply to "RE: Hey..One Man's Trash..."
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2007-02-17

Hmm, I made $900 working this summer. If their stock keeps dropping, could I buy SCO out for that much? (Hmm... total market value of SCO's stock is about $9 million. That's good enough for a 0.01% interest...)


You might be able to buy SCO for a pittance ... but it would cost you a fortune to answer all the outstanding counterclaims against SCO.

You would have to pay out Novell for monies you collected from Scosource. You would have to pay out Novell for slander of Novell's title. You would have to pay out IBM for distributing IBM software (in Linux) without a license from IBM (since you violated the GPL by starting up scosource). You would have to pay out IBM and RedHat for Lanham act violations (for badmouthing their business {Linux} without cause). You would have to pay out Autozone and Daimler Chrysler for all that nonsense you put them through.

Have you got that much money? Has even Microsoft?

Edited 2007-08-14 04:24

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