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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RE[2]: America must be destroyed
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 15th Feb 2008 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE: America must be destroyed"
MamiyaOtaru
Member since:
2005-11-11

If you honestly don't see satire in the concept of terrorists financing ineffective FUD against Linux.. *shrug*

The original comment wasn't exactly riotously funny, but as is often the case the humour comes from the responses. "(no) indication of satire" haha

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Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

"HAY ALEX WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DONT GET IT? THE TERRORISTS BOUGHT SCO!! HAHAHAH"

You know, I thought long and hard about whether or not I should further explain myself in my original post. I was really hoping you guys would be able to realize that the humor was not missed on me--that that was not what I meant when I said I didn't detect any satire. He obviously was making a joke. My point was that the joke was made on an understood implication that "all middle-easterners are terrorists," which was never itself satirized.

I can't believe I have to explain that.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

My point was that the joke was made on an understood implication that "all middle-easterners are terrorists,"


No it wasn't. The implication was that Al-Qaeda is based in the Middle East. That's a fact. How you come to the conclusion that it meant all arabs is a mystery to me.

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