Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Mar 2008 16:21 UTC, submitted by SReilly
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The SCO Group plans to emerge from Chapter 11 soon and revealed that not only will it modify its business strategy towards mobile products, it will also replace chief executive officer Darl McBride and pick up the Linux and Unix license lawsuits against IBM and Novell. The new owner of The SCO Group, investment firm Stephen Norris Capital Partners, is planning to open a new chapter in SCO's Linux lawsuit history, which started back in March of 2003 when the company filed a USD 1 billion suit against IBM. As part of its plan organization, SCO announced that it will appeal the proceedings, which will begin with an appeal against a key decision in favor of Novell from August 10, 2007, which also impacts the lawsuit against IBM.
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RE: Die SCO Die ....
by sbergman27 on Fri 7th Mar 2008 07:43 UTC in reply to "Die SCO Die ...."
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

SCO is just like the freakin' monster (the one you see in the movies) that never dies.


And about as relevant to our daily lives. In the beginning, the SCO thing was supposed to be about Linux. It never was, really. SCO's PR campaign made it sound like it was going to be, of course. But it turned out to be a contractual dispute, and has been only that for a very long time now.

I suspect that if Groklaw weren't still stirring the pot so hard, we'd see very few news reports about this case. It's really not very interesting news at this point. Even if SCO somehow miraculously won something, which is highly unlikely, it would have no real practical impact on Linux.

I think that we continue to watch the SCO cases for much the same reason as we watch the horror films; We want to see it when the monster's head gets chopped of with an ax and goes flying into the lake, as the body stagers and falls to the ground, and then sinks in like it was quicksand.

Now, what would be *really* cool is if IBM, Novell, or the SEC came up with a good reason for a court to pierce the corporate veil and go straight after Darl, Chris and the others personally.

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