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[2]: serves them right
by lemur2 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 04:16 UTC 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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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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RE[4]: serves them right
by lemur2 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 06:42 in reply to "RE[3]: serves them right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.


It was more than that ... the lawsuits were a shameless attempt to destroy Linux and FOSS ... which in turn represent the collected efforts of 1.5 million + developers over many years. The lawsuits were an attempt to appropriate the works of others, and if not appropriate them then destroy them.

That is a thoroughly despicable act, and worthy of far more contempt than mere words can express.

I'd imagine that those SCOG employess had been offered shares to stay on ... a ticket in SCOGs litigation lottery if you will ... I can't think of any reason any self-respecting technical person would choose to stay otherwise. They had 4+ years worth of opportunity to leave.

I'd say that Openserver 6, and the careers of those who continued to work on it, are as much toast as that Mercury-like planet I mentioned a while ago.

A thoroughly deserved outcome in all respects IMO.

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RE[4]: serves them right
by moltonel on Tue 25th Nov 2008 11:09 in reply to "RE[3]: serves them right"
moltonel Member since:
2006-02-24

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.


Amen to that.

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RE[4]: serves them right
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 25th Nov 2008 15:56 in reply to "RE[3]: serves them right"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

[Not everyone quits their job because their employer insulted Linux. You might. I might. But everyone should not be expected to.


Not because of any perceived insult, but they should have found new jobs because it was clear they management was not interested in long term development of their products and seemed to bank the companies future on a lawsuit they had little chance of wining. If its clear your company is going to the sewer, you find another job pronto, regardless of the reason why.

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