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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RE: serves them right
by sbergman27 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 02:49 UTC 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"
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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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RE[3]: serves them right
by sbergman27 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 05:06 in reply to "RE[2]: serves them right"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Those who remained with SCOG ... serves them right too.

Your fangs are showing, Lemur. Some of SCOG's remaining employees are still doing respectable technical work on OpenServer 6. Or they were, at least, up through a year ago when the latest stable version was released. Not everyone quits their job because their employer insulted Linux. You might. I might. But everyone should not be expected to.

These events surely cannot have not come as a complete surprise to them, but "serves them right" is too vindictive for my taste.

Meanwhile, as I've said before, the prime movers... the real culprits, have likely seen a net financial benefit from all that has happened, will never be taken to account by any court, and will be happily on their way when everything is over.

What has happened is probably the closest thing to actual justice that is possible under the constraints of how corporations and their employees are handled under US law. But anyone happy that "justice has been served" in this instance is thinking more like a sports fan than a concerned citizen.

Edited 2008-11-25 05:07 UTC

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