Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Nov 2008 01:50 UTC, submitted by judgen
Legal "Federal district judge Dale A. Kimball has handed down the final judgment in the SCO case. The decision dismisses SCO's latest claims, grants declaratory relief to Novell, and sustains the court's previous judgment that SCO owes Novell over $2.54 million (plus interest) for unjust enrichment."
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serves them right
by Hussein on Tue 25th Nov 2008 02:26 UTC
Hussein
Member since:
2008-11-22

The sweet taste of victory..

Justice has been served!

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RE: serves them right
by flanque on Tue 25th Nov 2008 02:36 in reply to "serves them right"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

The only good thing I can see from this whole event is that the Linux kernel is clean against UNIX SVRX copyrights.

Outside of that, nothing has changed except some lawyers got rich.. again.

I am glade it's over. The whole thing felt like a complete waste of time, effort and resources (money).

Edited 2008-11-25 02:36 UTC

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RE[2]: serves them right
by google_ninja on Tue 25th Nov 2008 02:42 in reply to "RE: serves them right"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I am glade it's over. The whole thing felt like a complete waste of time, effort and resources (money).


I always thought of it as an epic troll, just due to the sheer number of people that got bent out of shape on the internet.

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RE[2]: serves them right
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 25th Nov 2008 15:53 in reply to "RE: serves them right"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The only good thing I can see from this whole event is that the Linux kernel is clean against UNIX SVRX copyrights.

No it doesn't. It just established that Novell owns the UNIX SVRX copyrights. Luckily for us, Novell understands there is greater chance of a longer term profit in selling linux, than suing it. From the SCO vs IBM documents it doesn't appear that likely that there is any infringement, but that hasn't officially been decided by a court of law.

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RE: serves them right
by sbergman27 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 02:49 in reply to "serves them right"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The sweet taste of victory.. Justice has been served!

Hardly. The corporate veil still protects Darl, Chris, and the others who deserve to be punished. The only ones who ever got hurt by this were the original employees and the outside investors who were not in on the scam and didn't know when they were supposed to get out. All the wrong people are being punished, and all the wrong people are getting off scot-free, financially the better for their participation.

And the whole thing really lost any relevance to Linux years ago.

Edited 2008-11-25 02:55 UTC

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RE[2]: serves them right
by lemur2 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 04:16 in reply to "RE: serves them right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The only ones who ever got hurt by this were the original employees and the outside investors who were not in on the scam and didn't know when they were supposed to get out. All the wrong people are being punished


Hardly. SCOG made clearly outrageous claims against Linux, and then produced not one shred of evidence even when they were sued back by RedHat for making said outrageous unsubstantiated claims.

Anyone who invested in SCOG must have been feeble-minded, and they got justly burned for helping to fund the malicious lawsuits that SCOG tried to launch.

As they say in the classics ... "serves them right".

As for the employees ... those who got out when the company became an IP troll litigation company, and went into malicious attack mode, are victims to some extent but they are probably OK. Those who remained with SCOG ... serves them right too.

Edited 2008-11-25 04:20 UTC

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