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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RE: Faulty business model
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 09:15 UTC in reply to "Faulty business model"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm really happy to see one patent troll get what they all deserve.


I'm happy SCO is going away, but I do feel sad for its employees. They have mouths to feed, too.

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RE[2]: Faulty business model
by ValiSystem on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 09:58 in reply to "RE: Faulty business model"
ValiSystem Member since:
2006-02-28

Anybody with a little bit of common sense would have quit since a long time. When a company has almost no income, no competitive products, and its only real activity is to sue people, it's really really time to go away, even when it's legit.

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RE[2]: Faulty business model
by SEJeff on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 12:00 in reply to "RE: Faulty business model"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Surely the non-trolls have left by now or been laid off. Even if you weren't a geek, would you want to work for a company whos only (un)viable option was to litigate? I for one would not.

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RE[3]: Faulty business model
by B. Janssen on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 12:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Faulty business model"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Since when have geeks portrayed more common sense than any other arbitrary group of human beings?

Anyway, good riddance, SCO. What a shame that such a great name will now only be remembered the stupid twats that sued everyone about nothing.

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RE[2]: Faulty business model
by sbergman27 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 14:25 in reply to "RE: Faulty business model"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm happy SCO is going away, but I do feel sad for its employees. They have mouths to feed, too.


I'm not, particularly. Three or four years ago, I agreed with that sentiment and remember expressing it a time or two. But these people have had nearly *five years* to see the handwriting on the wall regarding SCO's future, and the nature of the company to which they are contributing their talents. I mean, you don't have to be a Kreskin. ;-)

It's hard to feel too sorry for anyone left on that sinking ship. It's not like there were not plenty of life boats, and plenty of time to disembark.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm not, particularly. Three or four years ago, I agreed with that sentiment and remember expressing it a time or two. But these people have had nearly *five years* to see the handwriting on the wall regarding SCO's future, and the nature of the company to which they are contributing their talents. I mean, you don't have to be a Kreskin. ;-)

It's hard to feel too sorry for anyone left on that sinking ship. It's not like there were not plenty of life boats, and plenty of time to disembark.


Still so. People are people, even assholes, and they have children and wives/husbands to support. And those have no partaking in this case, but will still feel the aftermath, and that's why I feel sad for them.

Part of my upbringing.

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RE[2]: Faulty business model
by polaris20 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 21:50 in reply to "RE: Faulty business model"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Hopefully most have already abandoned ship. Those that are dumb enough to stick by Darl's side deserve what they get.

Those that don't but are stuck there anyway I do feel sorry for.

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