[linux-elitists] SCO: SPFS, salvaging the company
Sat Feb 7 09:31:02 PST 2004
Bob Mims at the SLT is going to have plenty of mail
from the SCO Patent Fact Squad.
It's always good to stick "SCO has already been fined
in Germany for its false infringement claims" into
mail you send to the media -- here's a link from a
non-Linux-freak site in English:
Which makes me wonder...BS said they'd appeal the
fine, but no action yet AFAIK. Time to check in with
Which reminds me that the pieces of SCO are going to
be worth something if a smart investor buys it after
the lawsuit collapses and splits it up.
1. Unix System Licensing
Everyone who still uses Unix for anything has
an interest in vitrifying the remaining Unix
contracts and copyrights to prevent a future
owner from taking another whack at the lawsuit
game. USL would be the successor in interest to
AT&T->USL->Novell->SCO->Caldera/SCO. Sell chunks of
this company to everyone who still has an interest
in Unix and let them appoint members to a board that
by design can't agree to do anything. A face-saving
way to bury the mess of Unix contracts.
2. Santa Cruz Software
A USL licensee that would inherit the existing
SCO reseller network, along with the UnixWare
and OpenServer product lines and all the other
It's hard to believe that a "SuSE has to do all
my R&D for me" contract isn't worth something.
May turn out to be a bonanza on due diligence.
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