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Old 01-04-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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who thinks SCO will go out of business by end of year?


http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1746681,00.asp

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Revenue from its SCOsource IP licensing unit plummeted to $120,000 in the last quarter from $10.3 million in the same quarter a year ago. When asked earlier this year if its controversial legal moves had negatively affected SCO's ability to attract new clients, Hunsaker said, "Absolutely, unequivocally, yes."
talk about a drop in revinue... if SCO does not win this law suit i personally think they will be gone. i do not think losing Unix is a good thing, but to play conspitor here for a second.

IIRC microsoft owns a portion of SCO via a 3 or 4th party company, would it not be a great idea for microsoft to push for this suit knowing full and well that SCO will lose so microsoft can come in and buy unix pennies on the dollar, then close it down to continue their huge monopoly?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:30 AM   #2
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Re: who thinks SCO will go out of business by end of year?

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talk about a drop in revinue... if SCO does not win this law suit i personally think they will be gone. i do not think losing Unix is a good thing, but to play conspitor here for a second.
SCO is already gone. They're a shell of a company. Almost all they have left lies in the courts, and that amounts to practically nothing.

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IIRC microsoft owns a portion of SCO via a 3 or 4th party company, would it not be a great idea for microsoft to push for this suit knowing full and well that SCO will lose so microsoft can come in and buy unix pennies on the dollar, then close it down to continue their huge monopoly?
I guess they could buy Unix, if they could ever figure out who owns it.

As for the topic question. The end of the year? They might manage to make the court case stretch on into the next century.

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Old 01-05-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
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SCO who?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:12 AM   #4
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The problem with the SCO case, and the reason I think it'll lose is because SCO doesn't own Unix. Unix was originally created by AT&T. This claim that they own Unix is a load of BS.

Also more proof that SCO is going to lose is that their lawsuits against Chrysler and AutoZone have sorta dissappeared. I haven't heard anything on those in months, and I keep track, and there would have been something if they had decided to settle out if court.

It's sad when a company refuses to die so badly that they become more like a law firm, by suing anybody with a buck, then the company they originally were.
 
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Chrysler and AutoZone????
 
Old 01-05-2005, 05:22 AM   #6
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Yeah, SCO had filed Pantent Infringement suits against DaimlerChrystler and AutoZone. If you go over to Linux.org, they have a section dedicated to news articles about the SCO lawsuits that go all the way back to the beginning. You should be able to find articles there about it.
 
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Or even www.groklaw.net - many many articles and discussions there.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 06:07 AM   #8
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We can only hope. But at the same time will Microsoft find a way to purchase SCO at rock bottom prices without violating the law?

That would give MS ownership of a good amount of Unix.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:48 PM   #9
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What? Novell is going to sell Unix to Microsoft?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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We can only hope. But at the same time will Microsoft find a way to purchase SCO at rock bottom prices without violating the law?

That would give MS ownership of a good amount of Unix.
yes, and that is what i am more concerned about. SCO going out like they are i still think in a way that MS had their hand in the till to mislead the CEOs of SCO down this path of self distruction. it just reaks (sp?) of bill gates type action.

yes as for the crysler case, a judge tossed it out stating that SCO did not have a leg to stand on. in short that is. was not aware of auto-zone case. SCO was after license fees not patent infringement IIRC, and that is why the judge tossed the case.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:03 PM   #11
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as much as i hate them, its sad to see a MS competitor die off.

and i think that even though MS is the riches comapny in the world, linux users have more buying power. if MS tries to buy sco, we can outbid them. and then that would mean the end of legal issues and sco would be so fragmented in the hands of thousands of linux users that there is no way that anyone can buy the whole thing.

is it possible to actually buy shares in a company that way?
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:47 AM   #12
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If its possible then im prepared to buy some SCO shares
to prevent MS from buying them. However im not sure that
it would help much, MS could still start more intelectual
propery bullshit FUDs.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 04:32 PM   #13
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Originally posted by MrKrabs
We can only hope. But at the same time will Microsoft find a way to purchase SCO at rock bottom prices without violating the law?

That would give MS ownership of a good amount of Unix.
Last time I checked it was still under debate whether SCO owns any Unix code, or just owns rights to use the code. IBM was making a pretty good case for the latter. Whatever the case is, if Microsoft decided to buy SCO, they'd be buying their problems as well, and there are more than enough of those to go around.
 
  


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