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SCO Assets Going To October Auction

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the vultures-are-circling dept.

Businesses 217

An anonymous reader noted that the SCO Group is having a bankruptcy auction in October. The article says 'After bankruptcy in September 2007, SCO and an affiliate filed schedules listing combined assets of $14.2 million and debt totaling $5.2 million.' I wonder if we could all chip in and buy something as a sort of 'Thanks for being a pimple on the face of humanity' present.

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First bid! (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430864)


$50 for Darl McBride's greased Yoda doll!

Re:First bid! (5, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430948)

I didn't see the rights to Unix listed in their assets for sale. Must be an oversight or something ...

Re:First bid! (3, Funny)

jusdisgi (617863) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431094)

Might be time to finally change my sig...

Re:First bid! (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431242)

I want the suitcase which contained the proofs that the code is theirs.

Re:First bid! (3, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431332)

They would show it to you, but they lost it in a pile of pixie dust and unicorn manure...

Re:First bid! (5, Informative)

jgagnon (1663075) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431450)

Unicorn manure is GREAT for growing sweet & sour corn.

Re:First bid! (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431336)

That's 'cause I already bought them for $5. Yeah, all those companies owe me big time...

Re:First bid! (5, Funny)

Darinbob (1142669) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431342)

"I went to SCO's out of business auction, and all I got was this tee-shirt they didn't own"

Re:First bid! (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431388)

Maybe the rights to Unix were sold to the lawyers in lieu of payment in cash.

Or his house? (4, Informative)

whoever57 (658626) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431298)

You can bid on Darl's house on September 14:
Go here [recontrustco.com] Select Utah, then Salt Lake, then Look down the page for "VINTAGE OAK"

Re:Or his house? (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431690)

So waitaminute... you'd think he made a killing off of kiting SCO stock as hard as he did. Now his house is up for foreclosure?

The only guess I can make is that the idiot over-invested in real estate... which in turn only bolsters the phrase "never attribute to malice what can be better described by stupidity". That is, maybe McBride really is that stupid (well, okay, like we needed even more proof, but still...)

House is in one hell of a nice neighborhood, though...

who would of knew (2, Funny)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430868)

Who would of knew suing people is not a viable business model, I mean it works for all those other patent trolls.

Re:who would of knew (4, Funny)

XanC (644172) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430968)

You've created a unique combination of errors in your sentence. I am baffled as to what's going on in your head.

Re:who would of knew (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431224)

You've created a unique combination of errors in your sentence. I am baffled as to what's going on in your head.

Who would of knew suing people is not a viable business model, I mean it works for all those other patent trolls.

Who would of knew suing? People is not a viable business model. I mean it; works for all those other patent trolls.

Re:who would of knew (3, Funny)

jgagnon (1663075) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431468)

It's the SCO defense... where have you been?

Re:who would of knew (2, Insightful)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430976)

Who would of knew suing people is not a viable business model...

Works for lawyers.

Hmm... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33430872)

But sco.com and redirect it to goat.cx (or whatever they call it)?

Re:Hmm... (1)

LoRdTAW (99712) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431108)

Sadly, goatse.cx is no longer with us :-(. Maybe we can all chip in to make sco.com the new goatse.

Re:Hmm... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431130)

this AC must have had BUTT on the mind.
But^hy

Re:Hmm... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431354)

Wait until sco.com expires and you can probably pick it up for $20 or so.

Face? (2, Insightful)

Zipo Bibrok 5e8 (82846) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430894)

I think you meant "ass".

Corporate Reality (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33430898)

Darl McBride's new corporation, OCS, will buy all of the assets at auction for a fraction of the original cost, and continue exactly where he left off with the lawsuits, only this time with a brand new credit rating and no debt to bog him down.

Re:Corporate Reality (1)

Bryansix (761547) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430930)

In REALITY this happens all the time but nothing goes to auction and there is never an official bankruptcy. Just enough rumors of bankruptcy to get the vendors to give up.

Re:Corporate Reality (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431432)

Darl McBride's new corporation, OCS, will buy all of the assets at auction for a fraction of the original cost

Hmm. I bet he sure wouldn't appreciate people bidding for the purpose of making him pay more.

Re:Corporate Reality (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431566)

I plan on buying UNIX from SCO...

An Idea (1)

Bryansix (761547) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430900)

Some sort of a phallus along with a note that says "Thanks for all your hard work guys. For that we are giving you this award! Turn this note over to find out where you can shove it!"

There is a tradition. (4, Informative)

randomencounter (653994) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430904)

Once upon a time there was a practice known as the "penny auction".

Something nice for the kids (1)

uvsc_wolverine (692513) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430926)

Well I work about 5 minutes from their old HQ (in fact I'm going to a meeting in that office park tomorrow)...anyone in the /. community want me to pick up something nice?

Re:Something nice for the kids (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430958)

Yeah. I'll take Daryl McBride's head on a spike. I'm willing to go as high as $100.

Re:Something nice for the kids (5, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431102)

Well I work about 5 minutes from their old HQ (in fact I'm going to a meeting in that office park tomorrow)...anyone in the /. community want me to pick up something nice?

Yeah. I'll take Darl McBride's head on a spike. I'm willing to go as high as $100.

You're outbid. "I'd also like to be there when they cut off Darl McBride's head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations of intellectual property lawyers that for some favors, even $600 is too high a price. I would look up into his lifeless eyes and wave, like this. *smileywave*. Can you the United States Trustees arrange that for me, Judge Stewart?"
- What the CEO of Novell should have said when the case was finally closed.

Re:Something nice for the kids (1)

Maeslin (1739760) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431232)

Whoever doesn't know the origin of that spectacularly appropriate (context-edited) quote must hand in their geek card immediately.

Be careful what you wish for... (1)

Qubit (100461) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431254)

"I'd also like to be there when they cut off Darl McBride's head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations of intellectual property lawyers that for some favors, even $600 is too high a price. I would look up into his lifeless eyes and wave, like this. *smileywave*. Can you the United States Trustees arrange that for me, Judge Stewart?"

The thing is, Vir, if you're saying that Darl is just the front man for a Shadowy evil, then what are we in store for next?

Re:Be careful what you wish for... (1)

khellendros1984 (792761) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431436)

Obviously SCO's bitter minions are going to poison the source trees of all open source projects, and it will be the job of the one project that escaped infection to scour the corners of the internet for the cure.

Re:Something nice for the kids (1)

Aggrajag (716041) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431466)

I'll take ten Linux licenses and please, try to bid less than $699 each. Thanks!

I'd be willing to buy the entire company... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33430936)

...on the condition that Darl McBride puts a .45 in his mouth and blows his empty fucking skull into orbit.

Physicsdot FTW... (1)

Qubit (100461) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431498)

Okay,

Assumptions (mostly from wikipedia):

  • Darl is of negligible height, standing on the surface of the Earth which we can regard as a sphere of mass 6.0 x 10^24 kg and radius 6.3 x 10^6 m.
  • High Earth Orbit (HEO) is roughly 3.6 x 10^7 m above the Earth; Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is 1.60 x 10^5 - 2.0 * 10^6 m above, so let's use the lower number for the bare minimum.
  • gunpowder has "3 megajoules per kilogram." [wikipedia.org] .
  • Assume a human head masses around 5kg. But take out the brains and just use the skull, and we're talking ~ 1 kg.
  • Oh, yes, and Gravity (constant) is 6.67 x 10^-11

Given these numbers, how many kg of gunpowder would you need to shove into a .45 cartridge (warning: may not be physically possible) to get Darl's skull into LEO and into HEO?

Re:Physicsdot FTW... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431586)

Well, technically the caliber is only the diameter. A .45 ACP has a fixed length, but I'm sure we could come up with a really long cartridge that's still only .45" in diameter for just this one shot. We could call it the .45 BSD.

Re:Physicsdot FTW... (2, Informative)

Ambvai (1106941) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431636)

More from Wikipedia...

When accounting only for mass, gravity, and altitude, the equation is: U = mgh, where U is the potential energy of the object relative to its being on the Earth's surface, m is the mass of the object, g is the acceleration due to gravity, and h is the altitude of the object. If m is expressed in kilograms, g in meters per second squared and h in meters then U will be calculated in joules.

U = 1kg*9.81m/s^2*2.0*10^6 = 19620000j / 3000000j/kg = 6.54kg of gunpowder.

From wiki.answers.com:

The densities of modern powders vary from something a bit over 0.07 grams per cubic centimeter to something over 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter.

So lets say we're using something on the denser side--

6540g/0.16g/cc = 40875/cc

So, to blow off his head and put it in orbit, you need to put about 41 liters or 11 gallons force worth of gunpowder into pushing that empty skull straight into the atmosphere.

Bad Reporting? (4, Informative)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430956)

The bankruptcy judge called for a Chapter 11 trustee in August 2009, about one month before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in the company’s favor after six years of litigation with Waltham, Massachusetts-based Novell Inc. The case went back to the district court, where the judge and jury further clarified SCO’s rights in certain Unix software incorporated in software for network systems.

Reading that section, it would seem that SCO won their case against Novell. But that's not the case. SCO won certain points in the bankruptcy case like receiving Chapter 11 designation instead of Chapter 7 which Novell and U.S. Trustee's Office wanted. But it had to accept a trustee in place of management handling the bankruptcy. It definitely lost the Novell case.

Re:Bad Reporting? (2, Insightful)

mindwhip (894744) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431010)

SCO Misrepresenting something? I don't believe you!

Re:Bad Reporting? (3, Informative)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431030)

Also SCO won a partial judgment in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in August 24, 2009. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the district court decision noting that the issues decided in summary judgment should have gone to trial instead. It did not rule whether SCO should have won, only that they could not be decided in summary judgment. It was all for naught as in trial later, the district court found in favor for Novell in that Novell owned the copyrights to Unix. But the appeals court upheld the district court's decision that SCO owed Novell for the 2003 Sun agreement.

I'd pay $100 (1)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 4 years ago | (#33430972)

For the shrunken head of Darl McBride.

Re:I'd pay $100 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431032)

Extra bonus if it's still attached!

Re:I'd pay $100 (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431350)

If you shrink it anymore, it will no longer be visible.

Re:I'd pay $100 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431398)

I'd pay $100 to take a dump on the living head of Darl Mcbride.

Re:I'd pay $100 (1)

pallmall1 (882819) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431568)

That's so SICK AND DISGUSTING...I might have to bit $150 :)

Re:I'd pay $100 (1)

pallmall1 (882819) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431582)

bid

Re:I'd pay $100 (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431592)

Hey, stop that! You may have just created enough of a market to save SCO!

Caveat Emptor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33430984)

Beware any auction lots with printouts labeled "Unix Source Code"

Got an idea (2, Interesting)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431006)

Let's all chip in, buy the whole mess, release anything of value to the public domain, then burn the rest.

I'll kick in $20 for that. Heck, I might be persuaded to donate a Bennie.

Re:Got an idea (1)

The Archon V2.0 (782634) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431428)

Let's all chip in, buy the whole mess, release anything of value to the public domain, then burn the rest.

(Thinks back on SCO's recent output.) So, burn everything then?

Oooh! Oooh! (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431020)

Are they going to auction off their rights to Linux? Because those might well turn out to be a goldmine if someone decided to sue some Linux vendors with them.

(I'll be here all week!)

Re:Oooh! Oooh! (1)

ISurfTooMuch (1010305) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431088)

Of course they will. It's about the only thing they have that the vultures might want.

Re:Oooh! Oooh! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431118)

Are they going to auction off their rights to Linux? Because those might well turn out to be a goldmine if someone decided to sue some Linux vendors with them.

(I'll be here all week!)

Are you a nigger?

I'll take the UNIX copyrights and SYSV rights (5, Funny)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431038)

For $10

So I can start a small litigious company to aggressively defend Linux and pursue proprietary "Windows" OS vendor(s) whose names start with "M".

Re:I'll take the UNIX copyrights and SYSV rights (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431144)

$10? Pah! You'll have to do better than that. They're worth at least $699.

Answering the question... (1)

Eggplant62 (120514) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431054)

As to "I wonder if...," no, we really shouldn't give those attention whores any further reward. The best thing to do from here is to ignore the bastards.

SCOXQ already has a "stalking horse" buyer. (3, Interesting)

sconeu (64226) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431060)

They essentially know who's going to bid.

Any bets on who? My money is on Yarro.

The man who would be king. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431072)

Let this be a lesson for all those whose greed surpasses a normal man's measure... ... for all those who want power over others' knowledge... ... who want to leverage the State to oppress the weaker... ... who think they can sit on previous conquests and not work anymore... ... who think they can stop mankind evolution... ... who think they or their country is above the others... ... who think first of their friends instead of humanity as a whole... ... who try to take what they cannot ever return.

This is a spaceship which we cannot control, but one we can destroy.

Let this be the beginning of our awakening.

Re:The man who would be king. (2, Insightful)

plasticsquirrel (637166) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431526)

I'm not sure if you caught this, but SCO was defeated in court principally by IBM, one of the largest international corporations on the planet. They got pummeled, and the major reason it happened was because IBM had its powerful team of highly-paid lawyers. If a company like SCO pursued you or I for litigation, we would be raped financially by them. The court system only works for those who have the money to fund its high costs, similar to the patent system.

Re:The man who would be king. (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431604)

The enforcement portion of the patent system is the courts.

some corrections (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431722)

1 they will be defeated in the IBM case by something called THE TRUTH
2 they have been roasted in court by NOVELL (and what a long slow roast it has been)

Zits (2, Interesting)

overshoot (39700) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431082)

"Pimple on the face of humanity."

That's a rather delicate way of putting it. I confess to having a lower opinion.

Re:Zits (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431156)

I found it rather insulting .... to pimples.

I know what I'd buy... (1)

Eberlin (570874) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431084)

and if everyone else just chipped in and bought those $699 Loonix licenses they were selling, SCO wouldn't be in this mess to begin with.

Actually, I'll buy the rights to "/*" and "*/" and proceed to sue anyone that uses those symbols for IP violations. Maybe Microsoft will buy a license from me for a few mil so I can go after those freeloading Free Software programmers. Or maybe they can convince a canadian bank to invest in me so it doesn't look like they're the ones funding my litigation.

Then I can get the folks from Yank & Grope to echo my FUD so I can ride the credibility of MMORPGara and Diiddo. Nah, I wouldn't want Pb&J after me.

Oh yeah...

?

Profit!

I want the rights to their lawsuit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431098)

I'll analyze it to discover the secret of immortality.

Sco Auction? (2, Funny)

fishthegeek (943099) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431100)

Yes!!! Anyone have change for a dollar? It's biddin' time!

Re:Sco Auction? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431330)

About your sig... dissolve the NEA aka "the teacher's union" and make it illegal for any such thing to re-form itself and we'll have a deal.

Google? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431106)

Sounds like a small price for Google to buy them up, make all the patents public for anyone who is not interested in imposing patents against Google, and thereby returning or continuing (however you see it) their plan to "don't be evil."

What I want to know ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431110)

Is it Dead yet?

Re:What I want to know ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431162)

I don't know if it is dead yet, but now you can buy it and stamp on it.

Why wait? (2, Funny)

mknewman (557587) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431136)

Why wait? I'll sell you several boxes full of SCO licenses, manuals and disks! ODT 3.0 on! Great for your Labor Day bonfire!

Re:Why wait? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431366)

I've still got a Caldera Linux disk and license, still in box! Does that mean I don't have to pay the $699 for the Linux license?

Buy any computers and hard drives for sale (4, Interesting)

ISurfTooMuch (1010305) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431152)

I'd buy any computers and hard drives I could find, then check to see if any data is left on them. If it appeared the drives were wiped, I'd go over them with data recovery software. You never know what interesting tidbits one might find on those things.

At worst, you'd get some hardware. At best, you might find some extremely incriminating evidence. It likely wouldn't hold up in a court of law, but can you imagine the PR damage it could do to certain companies if it ended up online?

And even if all you end up with is a bunch of random data, save it as an image file and post it online for people to download and try to decipher. It could provide countless hours of entertainment for years to come.

Doing this might also provide a bit of insurance against any vultures buying the contested IP and carrying on with this shakedown scheme. No matter what might be on those drives, they could never know for sure how damaging the info might be, so it may give them pause, lest some bombshell appear at some point down the road. They'd essentially have a big black box floating around out there that contains either nothing at all or information that could prove disastrous to them, and that black box is constantly being picked at by folks trying to unlock it. Would you want to risk a bunch of money pursuing shaky legal claims with that uncertainty out there?

Re:Buy any computers and hard drives for sale (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431286)

Oh, cut the crap. We all know you are just looking for pr0n!

Re:Buy any computers and hard drives for sale (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431678)

Psst... Yeah, but don't tell anyone. We wouldn't want them find out about it from a public forum or anything like that beforehand and make sure all the drives are destroyed. /sarcasm

As I recall (3, Funny)

fwarren (579763) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431160)

I believe my share is supposed to be $699 per CPU.

Better put me down for several thousand dollars. I have installed Linux quite a few times

That should really be worth a lot... (1, Insightful)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431180)

After bankruptcy in September 2007, SCO and an affiliate filed schedules listing combined assets of $14.2 million and debt totaling $5.2 million

After almost three years of depreciation, I'm sure their assets are worth a lot. I have a few three-year old computers around, I'll happily sell them for cheese.

Re:That should really be worth a lot... (1)

confused one (671304) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431218)

Yeah, that's pretty typical in these auctions... They value the property too high. Used office chair: $250. 3yr old PC: $800. 5yr old server (no software): $8,000. Intellectual Property: $2,500,000,000. Stupidity like that.

Re:That should really be worth a lot... (1)

Will.Woodhull (1038600) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431486)

combined assets of $14.2 million and debt totaling $5.2 million

I don't think those numbers are right. I don't think you can file for bankruptcy if your assets are roughly three times greater than your debts.

Or is there another way of reading the sentence that I am not seeing?

Re:That should really be worth a lot... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431668)

The combined assets likely include non-liquid assets like real estate and office furniture. IANAL, but from my understanding you can go into Chapter 11 pretty much any time your liquidity falters and you can't realistically service your debts and still maintain business procedures.

Re:That should really be worth a lot... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431622)

I can get you lots of cheese. How many pounds of cheddar for a Core 2 Duo with 2 gigs of RAM?

Don't forget to pay your $699 licensing fee (-1, Offtopic)

Nimey (114278) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431202)

you cock-smoking teabaggers.

All I want is "Blepp's briefcase" to put on my (1)

PB8 (84009) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431208)

mantle, perhaps snuggled between a couple of Emperor Penguin statues.

It could be fun to buy the filing cabinet's in which SCO's version of Novel's letters were found and put it in a 'haunted house' tableau for geeks. Maybe any pens embossed with the name of Boies's law firm. Of course any paper stock certificates. How about any left over servers, tape backups, CDs, DVDs etc. that, they might have laying about? I hope they still have more CDs sets of those 'scanned' in source code pages they tried to foist on IBM as satisfying discovery for the SCO source code. Those might make a heck of a mobile or chandelier.

I do hope the OS software developers get a chance to take home any memento they might want.

First time I've sworn on here... (1)

Slartibartfast (3395) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431220)

GOOD FUCKING RIDDANCE.

I mean, sure, this is the final phase of beating a dead horse. But dear LORD, this took for ever. Finally -- finally! -- SCO and AdTI are both "yesterday's news."

Re:First time I've sworn on here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431256)

If you think this is the end of it, you haven't been paying attention.

Re:First time I've sworn on here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431396)

Nice to see you Darl, how's that Linux licensing program/extortion scheme working out for you? Not so well from what I hear.

A fart in the universe... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431414)

Are all the millions of lines of infringing code they barked about being auctioned too ?

The Assets Will Be Sold (1)

Walter Wart (181556) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431480)

But the lawsuits will continue!

Re:The Assets Will Be Sold (2, Informative)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431680)

Of course! They are in reorganization bankruptcy, not full receivership. Once they auction off enough to pay Novell, they'll appeal again and try to get that money back.

Liquidation (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431496)

I'd like to be in the viewing audience when they liquidate Darl.

Re:Liquidation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33431626)

Popping the pimple, so to speak?

SCO is dying (1)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431500)

This begs for a "SCO is dying [hiro-tan.org] " post.

Open boil (1)

oldmeddler (1614805) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431616)

Make that "an open boil on the Anus of society" and I'm in.

Could we buy the brand? (3, Funny)

Qbertino (265505) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431632)

Couldn't the slashdot community buy the brand? If everybody donates a few bucks and we bid that sum for the brand and then use it to release FOSS, print cool t-shirts and use the sco website to make fun and jokes about MS, Mc Bride or whatever the f*ck his name is and his entourage. Wouldn't that be worth it? Ever since they did the caldera back-and-forth and then switched to pissing of the entire nix community the brand is dead anyway. It can't be that expensive, no?

We could also release a debian rebrand as 'SCO Unix 2010' for 200$ a pop and donate the proceeds to EFF, FSF and any other organisation that goes against patent and IP trolls. That would actually be usefull, no?

Just an idea.

Die already (1)

daveX99 (1327109) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431648)

Is there some way to flash mob the auction and coordinate things so that nobody pays more than 25 fucking cents for anything? Or nothing? The trash can just be dropped in a dumpster. Gah! The wicked witch is (very nearly, almost, but like a zombie, not quite) dead. Can I get a pic of the wooden stake? I'd bid on that.

Oooooh Yeah (1)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431698)

Disco STU is gonna do some GRAVE DANCIN'

Oh Yeah!

Fine Print (1)

WillRobinson (159226) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431704)

The trustee's sale of the aforedescribed real property will be made without warranty as to title, possession, or encumbrances.

Sounds like selling a pig in a poke.

Darl Dunk Tank (1)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 4 years ago | (#33431738)

I'd drop $5 for a shot to dunk Darl. Any trustees wanna go for it?
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