[linux-elitists] SCO Q4 results leaked?
Sat Dec 6 23:44:23 PST 2003
On 6 Dec 2003, Jim Thompson <email@example.com> wrote:
By their numbers: $22M revenue, $17.7M legal expenses. That puts an
interesting light on McBride's "we are not a litigation company"
I wonder what the budget of the legal department of a large computer
company would be? I wouldn't be surprised if it's less than
$18M/quarter = $72M/annum, though I'm just guessing. On the back of
the envelope, that budget ought to cover a department of about 300
full-time professional staff. Obviously BSF has a risk premium in
there above what it actually costs them to run it.
I realize Stowell would say this was a one-off charge, but you'd think
they'll need to pay at least some additional amount in the future,
whether things go well for them or not.
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