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]: so many other losses
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Nov 2008 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE: so many other losses"
lemur2
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"I do feel a little sorry for all the companies/individuals that paid SCO for licenses for Linux.
Take solace in the fact that there weren't many. MS paid their $15 million, but it wasn't really for any Unix/Linux licenses. Sun paid. But they made a special deal that allowed them to open Solaris. It may have been a bogus deal, being with SCOG, ... "

It wasn't surprising to me that very few companies fell for the SCOG scam.

Microsoft and Sun ... both of whom produce their own OS and who therefore presumably don't use linux themselves ... pipe up immediately after SCOG launches the scam and they both pay miniscule licennse fees to SCOG ... and all three companies seem utterly unable to tell us what it was all about ... and we were supposed to believe from that that there was substance in SCOSource?

I mean come on ... how stupid did SCOG think everyone was? Pull the other one, it plays jingle bells.

It's remarkable how phenomenally unsuccessful SCOSource was. I'd have expected more gullibility than that.


What was surprising to me was that one company, EV1, actually did seem to buy it. Dupes. It did absolutely nothing but make EV1 look silly, perhaps even complicit, and it drove EV1 customers who were using Linux away in numbers to seek other providers.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

Edited 2008-11-26 04:44 UTC

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