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[News] [Rival] SCO's Revenue Keeps Sinking

SCO's 2Q Results Press Release and 8K

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| Now what if it were true that Santa Cruz of old is now SCO Group? Let's 
| just imagine it true for a moment. If it were, then this, ladies and
| gentlemen, is what the old Santa Cruz has become.
| Not one thin dime of revenue this quarter from SCOsource to offset the 
| costs of it. 


Now it's Microsoft that is doing the batting, rather than funnel money to
SCO. After Microsoft there's no fallback. Now they fight. They are
definitely bound to lose (but how much and how quickly is the question).


SCO About to Face Delisting Trouble, Again

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| Nasdaq regulations require that for a stock to stay listed, it needs
| to be traded at a minimum price of $1.00. You can find out more about
| the regulations here. The relevant quantity here is the closing bid
| price, which is the last price a potential buyer offered for the
| stock. While the bid price may differ slightly from the closing
| price, it is still a reasonable indicator. Looking at the recent
| closing prices of SCOX you will notice that they closed below
| $1.00 for about 20 consecutive business days. After 30 business
| days below the minimum, Nasdaq will send a deficiency notice
| giving them 180 days before they face a delisting letter. During
| this period the company will be required to bring the stock up to
| the minimum for at least 10 consecutive business days.


Darl McBride destroying SCO: bankruptcy looms

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| SCO has long been sueing IBM for using SCO intellectual property in
| Linux and AIX product. Linux lovers will applaud the downfall, if
| it happens - which, no doubt whatsoever, they devoutly wish - of
| Darl McBride's disputacious and deeply disreputable company.
| I'm just glad that people who once worked for SCO in the UK can
| relax in the knowledge that their pensions are safe even though
| the company, which many once loved, has been taken to the brink
| of disaster by its present management.


SCO Plans Con Call to Discuss Earnings, Layoffs

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| The SCO Group Latest News about SCO Group, long tight-lipped about
| issues ranging from its recent courtroom setbacks and finances to
| rumored layoffs Latest News about layoffs, has set a conference
| call for 3 p.m. Jan. 17.


SCO bankruptcy called imminent

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| If this is the end it seems to leave Novell in a curious position.
| In its deal with Microsoft, Novell appears to have granted Microsoft
| the power to claim that Microsoft holds the same kinds of rights to
| Linux that SCO claimed, and fourth quarter downloads indicate that
| many customers are taking those claims seriously.


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| The media reaction to SCO's flurry of press releases and teleconference
| yesterday is intriguing. Just from the headlines, you can see how well it
| did or didn't go.
| [...]
| "If people think SCO has gone crazy or 'MAD' it's now official,"
| McBride said.


The Goldfarb Declaration - Updated: MS Statement

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| According to the Declaration, Richard Emerson was not the only
| Microsoft employee Goldfarb was dealing with in connection with the
| BayStar investment in SCO. He mentions by name two others, from two
| other departments.


IBM's Memo in Support of its Motion for SJ on SCO's Interference Claims

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| BayStar, Goldfarb testifies, dumped SCO because its stock price,
| financial performance and the viability of its UNIX products
| all appeared to be in decline, and he "was also very concerned
| about SCO's high cash burn rate." Pure financial animals get
| nervous when that happens. But the kicker was he began to
| realize that Microsoft, whose senior VP of corporate
| development and strategy had promised that Microsoft would in
| some way guarantee the SCO investment, started showing signs
| it might not do that after all:
|     "Mr. Emerson and I discussed a variety of investment
| structures wherein Microsoft would 'backstop,' or guarantee in
| some way, BayStar's investment.... Microsoft assured me that
| it would in some way guarantee BayStar's investment in SCO." 
| Let me interrupt my narrative to quickly ask, Why ever would
| Microsoft guarantee BayStar's investment in SCO? What would be
| the business purpose here? What would Microsoft's benefit or
| payback be? What were they hoping for as the return on the
| investment? And why didn't they wish to invest directly? Pray
| do explain. Joke. Joke. Anyhow, after the investment was
| made, Goldfarb says, "Microsoft stopped returning my phone
| calls and emails, and to the best of my knowledge, Mr.
| Emerson was fired from Microsoft."
| Ah! The well-known Microsoft 180. Kiss kiss, let's do a
| deal. Drop dead. 


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| "There you have it. At least a third of SCO's entire market
| capitalization, and their entire current cash reserves, is payoffs
| funnelled from Microsoft. Their 10Qs reveal that every other line of
| cash inflow is statistical noise by comparison. The brave new
| SCO source business model is now clear: sue your customers, shill
| for Microsoft, kite your stock, and pray you stay out of jail."


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