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Putting a stake through its heart yet again
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jducoeur
SCO has, once again, failed to demonstrate that it even owns the right to Unix. (Much less has any grounds for suing the Linux world for copyright infringement.) This *should* kill the company off, once and for all. But I've seen that predicted so many times that it feels like the old Hammer Dracula flicks -- each time a jury slams home the stake, some investor comes along, pulls it out, and the company rises once again from the dead.

I still find it a pity -- once upon a time, many (*many*) years ago, SCO was kind of a useful company that produced some decent software. But its current form has failed so incompetently so many times that it feels more like a bad Buffy vampire than Christopher Lee...

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once upon a time, many (*many*) years ago, SCO was kind of a useful company that produced some decent software

Wasn't that a different company? That SCO sold the name, and the alleged Unix rights, to Caldera, and renamed itself Tarantella. The only thing I can remember Caldera producing was a Linux distro notable only for having a good installer. But they didn't develop that; they bought it.

Oh, and, before that, Caldera bought DR-DOS, including the associated lawsuit against MS. So it's not as if the lawsuit-centric business model was new for them.


Did they? I hadn't actually followed SCO between those early useful days and the start of the lawsuit, so I may simply have missed all of that. Well, good: it allows me to despise the company with a clearer conscience...

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