Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The Nasdaq market has delisted The SCO Group, the Linux-seller-turned-Linux-litigant now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company's shares were taken off the Nasdaq because of the bankruptcy proceedings, the company said Thursday in a statement. The company had appealed Nasdaq's decision to do so but lost its appeal on December 21, the company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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by hitest on Sun 30th Dec 2007 01:39 UTC
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The sad thing is their version of Linux, SCO Openlinux wasn't too bad, I ran it on a P166 with 32 MB RAM.
SCO made a critical error taking on IBM and Novell with a less than compelling case.
This is a good day for Linux. Time for another beer:-)

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by raver31 on Sun 30th Dec 2007 02:10 in reply to "SCO"
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On the contrary, it is NOT a good day for Linux.
The court case should have gone ahead, at least that way, all these insane charges against Linux would be heard once and for all.

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RE[2]: SCO
by lemur2 on Sun 30th Dec 2007 02:43 in reply to "RE: SCO"
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The court case should have gone ahead, at least that way, all these insane charges against Linux would be heard once and for all.

In four years of trying, SCOG came up with not one shred of evidence of infringement in Linux. Not a single line.

In Germany, where the rules are different, SCOG were ordered either to come up with some actual evidence, or cease and desist with any accusations of infringement. SCOG chose the latter.

SCOG provided no evidence because there is none. There is no infringement of any kind in Linux. In fact it was revealed (by an old email) that an internal investigation by SCOG itself found exactly that.

That is the abundantly clear outcome from the case.

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RE[2]: SCO
by RIchard James13 on Sun 30th Dec 2007 04:31 in reply to "RE: SCO"
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You only say that because you want all the IP lawyers on the IBM Novell side to die of laughter.

Seriously though their charges were all made up how would it work if it came to court and the judge says no you don't have a case? That is not going to help anyone, since the evidence is obvious it is not like you are going to make a thingy out of it.

swap thingy for that legal word that means what applies in this court case applies in others.

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RE[2]: SCO -- The court case should have gone ahead
by glarepate on Mon 31st Dec 2007 03:43 in reply to "RE: SCO"
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The bankruptcy judge has lifted the stay in SCO v. Novell and as soon as they can set a date for the hearing the trial will proceed so that SCO's assets and liabilities can be determined and then the BK can proceed on sound footing, i.e. conversion to Ch. 7 liquidation.

The hearing was supposed to start the day after the BK was declared and last several days, less than a week. It only remains to drag them, kicking and screaming, back into the courtroom in Utah so that Judge Kimball can determine how much they owe Novell for suing them. OK, it's not quite that simple but that is the net outcome ; the suit against Novell will kill them and the IBM suit may simply proceed with the Trustee (once one is appointed) simply admitting to all counterclaims so that a ruling may be entered upon the ashes of the corporate corpse. After that they (IBM, maybe the stockholders, maybe others) may seek to nail the execs (and their lawyers too!!).

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by unreal on Mon 31st Dec 2007 07:13 in reply to "SCO"
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SCO Openserver is actually based on AT&T's version of the Unix OS. Alot of Unix flavors combine a mix of AT&T's original features and BSD's. Linux is considered the most BSD like of the Unix clone OS's. I had to run SCO Openserver at my former place of work, and have to say it is a complete piece of sh*t. You pay for everything (especially the developer/compiler software) and it took my days to successfully compile an up-to-date Apache/Perl on it (don't even try any other software.) They had some open source GNU software (Skunkware) that installed nicely with their SCO installer app but that quickly halted when SCOG pissed off Stallman and he didn't make anymore releases. They release new patches every few years and just milked any company that was willing to have Openserver on their system.

Openserver was indeed an OS that has some potential maybe a decade ago but the SCOG quickly torpedo'd that. They even tried going into the Linux biz themselves with propietary software apps alongside (Tarantalla I think?) but that didn't pan either. Who would pay for packaged Linux when they can get it for free? Dumbasses!

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RE[2]: SCO
by fithisux on Mon 31st Dec 2007 09:39 in reply to "RE: SCO"
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They can open source their OS and sell support. Though I think they are dangerous making their software GPL is a logical movement because this way all the man hours spent into programming will not be lost. It is a shame. At the end I think they will have to short a lot of legal thing so I do not think it is possible. Otherwise it would be a great open source addition.

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