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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RE[2]: Hey..One Man's Trash...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Aug 2007 04:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Hey..One Man's Trash..."
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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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RE[3]: Hey..One Man's Trash...
by Larz on Tue 14th Aug 2007 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Hey..One Man's Trash..."
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Since when did stockholders become liable for a companys debt? If you take it private, you might be liable though. But who on earth would do that?

Another thing is, that SCO might not be worth much (or anything), if the counterclaims goes against SCO. But yes - of course Microsoft would have the money to pay SCOs liabilities. Whats a few billions among friends....

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