It is over. The SCO’s long-running lawsuit against Novell over a number of patents involved around Unix copyright. In short, SCO claimed to own Unix even after Novell bought it back near the turn of the century. SCO’s patent-trolling has been shameless. The once great company reduced itself to a lawsuit machine and essentially attacked IBM and Novell for years. You can read all about… → Read More
I’m not quite sure what’s going on here but SCO is selling its “mobile assets” to former CEO, Darl McBride, for $35,000, a move that essentially tears the company into delicate little pieces. What is McBride getting?
Get a load of the assets going for $35,000. Not only do the copyrights and the source code go to the buyer, but there are 12 servers in the deal, 13 domain names, and 10 developer… → Read More
SCO, the operating system company that has been trying to make a living doing nothing but litigation, is back in the news! When we last heard from the beleaguered company they were facing Chapter 11, which as we all know is a reorganization process. Now the U.S. Trustee’s office says that it thinks SCO’s bankruptcy should switch to Chapter 7, liquidation. → Read More
Remember SCO? Yeah, me neither. But the company that once made a name for itself by existing solely to sue people now owes it’s biggest victim, Novell, $2.54 million plus interest. The story breaks down like this: SCO believed that Novell and other companies who used Linux were actually using UNIX SVRX source code illegally inside the Linux kernel. After independently verifying the code, SCO… → Read More
Oh, how far the mighty have fallen. If you remember, SCO was patent trolling back in the day over UNIX and Linux. They sued a number of folks, including IBM, and then sunk into the muck of late, losing cash as it went. In short, they were suing everybody who looked at their code wrong, ensuring a steady stream of work for their in-house lawyers. Now, however, their hard work has paid off and… → Read More
Since 2003, SCO has been fighting bigger and bigger enemies in hopes of enforcing its UNIX patents. Well, a judge has just decided the SCO has no hold on UNIX patents and that Novell owns all of them. The graph you see here is what happened to their stock price when the news hit. SCO makes and sells nothing of any interest. Their M.O. thus far has been simple — enforce dubious patents on… → Read More