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[News] SCO is Pretty Much Dead Now; Apple Sued by Patent Troll

  • Subject: [News] SCO is Pretty Much Dead Now; Apple Sued by Patent Troll
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 06:35:17 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
SCO's 10K: Now What? Caveat Emptor

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| SCO has filed its 10K Annual Report for the fiscal year ended October 31, 
| 2007. What a year it has been. They are down to 115 employees as of that 
| date. Probably less now. They "anticipate a reduction in force as a result of 
| Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in order to return to profitability". Uh huh. 
| Product revenue is down 27%. They expect that to continue. They can't 
| guarantee they'll make it out of Chapter 11.      


Patent firm sues Apple -- and the rest of the orchard

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| This guy doesn't waste time. The stamp on the patent document was barely dry 
| when Kim Ki-il filed suit in California against Apple and a boat equipment 
| supplier from Florida called AtlanticRT, to name just two defendants. Both of 
| the firms allegedly violated the inventor's patent that his firm, Minerva 
| Industries, just received from the US Patent and Trademark Office.    



SCO Group Inc. (SCOXQ.PK)

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| Last Trade:   0.0520
| Trade Time:   Jan 18
| Change:       Down 0.0350 (40.23%)


Did Microsoft ruin SCO?

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| Which comes to the scenario in mind. Gates approaches McBride and puts forth 
| a proposition that SCO should try and make money out of Linux. He offers to 
| bankroll the operation in a backhanded manner and then steps back to watch 
| the action unfold. His reasoning for doing this? To have a test run before he 
| puts Microsoft through the same paces. Either way he wins.     


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| "We've moved past the ideology," said Sutor, in Salt Lake City
| Thursday to attend graduation ceremonies at Neumont University."
| Many people have figured out that there are a number of ways tom
| ake money from the 'open source' model."
| [...]
| The litigation has been characterized as part of a proxy war being
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| waged by Microsoft against Linux, seen as a prime challenger to
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| Windows. Microsoft has been a prime funding source for SCO, but
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| earlier this month stunned open-sourcers by announcing a development
| pact for Novell's Suse-brand of Linux.


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