Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2008 21:06 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Having almost disappeared completely late last year, SCO says it has been resuscitated by a new financing plan. Under the terms of the deal, Stephen Norris Capital Partners and "its partners from the Middle East" will supply up to $100 million, enabling SCO to reorganize and launch a new series of products. SNCP will gain a controlling interest in the company, and take it private, allowing it to slip out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Update: As part of the reorganisation, Darl McBride will be let go. Buried in the proposed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Unix vendor and Linux litigator SCO and SNCP is the note that "upon the effective date of the Proposed Plan of Reorganization, the existing CEO of the Company, Darl McBride, will resign immediately."
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Sell me some UNIX
by johndaly on Fri 15th Feb 2008 01:07 UTC
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Before people get to negative, SCO dose have two versions of UNIX, some other productsand a customer base and I'm sure there are enough people working there (just not the ones leading the company the last few years) that know that selling a product to customers is good way to make money.
Besides, the article sounds a bit like SCO is going to get coped up and sold of in portions. Either way, there is still some money to be made for the vultures.

Edited 2008-02-15 01:15 UTC

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RE: Sell me some UNIX
by sbergman27 on Fri 15th Feb 2008 01:25 in reply to "Sell me some UNIX"
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They have SCO OpenServer. Which is pretty outdated, but has a certain following among business accounting and point of sale ISVs. Unixware is not quite so outdated, but I can't say much about it because I am less familiar with it. It's what System V Release 4 became.

If I were one of the ISV's dependent upon OpenServer, I think I would have jumped ship long before now. But I've spoken with reps of a couple of them... *technical representatives*... and they seemed pretty dense. Tried to tell me that they needed SCO for their customers because it was easy to use, whereas RedHat was difficult and cryptic. You know how you can be having a conversation with someone and they suddenly say something so bizarre that you look around to make sure that you have a clear shot at the exit and carefully back away? That's just what I did.

I haven't kept up. But it would not surprise me if some of these companies have retained their faith in SCO even to this day, despite all the evidence which should have sent any sane company runnning for cover.

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