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[3]: Faulty business model
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Faulty business model"
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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[4]: Faulty business model
by sbergman27 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 16:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Faulty business model"
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that's why I feel sad for them.

Well, you can take solace in the fact that there are not many of them. According to Wikipedia (yeah) they had 166 employees in 2005. Subtracting out those notable ones whom we know are well taken care of, but wish could be dealt with more harshly, and assuming that there has been a fair degree of attrition of their work staff over the last 2 or 3 years, the Salvation Army should be well able to cope with the remaining refugees.

Edited 2008-01-23 16:21 UTC

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Burglars also have wives and children to feed. Should society feel guilty for sending them to jail? Not really. It was their own decision to break the law and steal the money from honest citizens (who also have wives and children). Only they are to blame for all their families' suffering. The same applies to copyright troll Darl McBride and all his crew.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Only they are to blame for all their families' suffering. The same applies to copyright troll Darl McBride and all his crew

Are you just stupid, or am I really smart? What part of feeling sorry for family members, and not the actual workers, don't you understand? What does blame have to do with this?

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