[linux-elitists] [SCO] Integral Capital Management?

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Mon Sep 1 10:30:20 PDT 2003

Ryan Waldron <mailto:rew@erebor.com> wrote on Monday, September 01, 2003
9:49 AM:

> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Larry M. Augustin wrote:
> ...
> SCO, the corporation, does not.  But SCO's execs and other
> shareholders who are dumping their shares at the now inflated prices
> may see quite a bit of that money.  
> The simple fact is that a large institutional "buy-in" over a short
> period of time, whether conspiratorial or not, can provide
> *significant* price support against other sellers, and especially in
> a thinly-traded small-time stock like SCOX.  

Yes, that's correct.  The purchase could push up the stock price.

> ...
> This is what you haven't proved.  I agree that there's nothing
> remarkable about this sort of institutional behavior, on its face.
> But, given the parties and the circumstances, I think it's a little
> presumptive for you to claim broadly that "there's no conspiracy
> here", as though it's impossible just because it's not necessarily
> implied by the circumstances.     
> Look, I don't see black helicopters swirling in the air over my
> office as I type this, but at the same time I think it foolish to
> think that billg would ever pass up ANY opportunity to reward those
> who harm Linux, even temporarily.  And with essentially unlimited
> cash available to play with, it's much harder for me to be so blase
> about whether or not he's doing so.  Whether it's this particular
> drop in the bucket, I don't know, but I suspect you don't either.    

No, I don't "know".  But I don't know that Bush isn't a space alien
either.  I'd say the odds of either are pretty low.


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