In a seriously OMG moment yesterday, SCO lost another battle in its UNIX ownership claims. The Utah jury decided that Novell, in fact, did not transfer the UNIX copyrights to SCO when they sold UNIXWare to them years before. But they're not done yet. Oh, not by a long shot. Just when, three lawsuit defeats ago, we thought we were done with SCO; they're back. Again. My first question is, "Just how long can they keep doing this?" The second question is, "How much money do they have?" Lawsuits are expensive and this has gone on for years. My basic message to SCO is, "STOP IT. YOU DON'T OWN UNIX. YOU NEVER OWNED UNIX. YOU'LL NEVER OWN UNIX." But, they sure want it.
SCO attorney Stuart Singer will ask the judge to transfer those copyrights to SCO as part of the decisions that he (the judge) has to make in this case.
SCO is in bankruptcy.
Darl McBride is no longer CEO.
They've lost every case involved in this matter.
They've made UNIX royalty payments to Novell, which weakens their case. Why pay someone for something you own?
No one with any sense still uses their lame operating system.
Still they remain.
They remain as the technology thorn in our sides.
The only reason they want to own UNIX is to start a massive campaign to make Linux users pay them for using Linux. Kind of a Microsoft-ish mentality, if you ask me.
Here is my letter to the remaining employees of SCO.
Dear good people of SCO:
GET OUT OF THERE! FIND ANOTHER JOB. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
DON'T GO DOWN WITH THE GOOD SHIP SCO. IT'S OVER. YOUR COMPANY IS BANKRUPT AND STUPID. LEAVE NOW.
I hate to see any technology company go bankrupt or disappear completely but when SCO finally shuts its doors there will be much celebration. In fact, drinks are on me. See you there.
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