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10K Filing Suggests Grim Outlook for SCO

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the truly-a-stunning-development dept.

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dacarr writes "SCO has filed their 10K with the SEC — and according to this, their own assessment of the company's outlook is pretty grim. As usual, PJ of Groklaw has a good synopsis of the filing highlights. In short, it boils down to one thing: unless there's a miracle, even SCO doesn't think they're going to come out of this. 'As a result of the Chapter 11 filings, realization of assets and liquidation of liabilities are subject to uncertainty. While operating as debtors-in-possession under the protection of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Debtors may sell or otherwise dispose of assets and liquidate or settle liabilities for amounts other than those reflected in the consolidated financial statements, in the ordinary course of business, or, if outside the ordinary course of business, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval. In addition, under the priority scheme established by the Bankruptcy Code, unless creditors agree otherwise, post-petition liabilities and prepetition liabilities must be satisfied in full before stockholders are entitled to receive any distribution or retain any property under a plan of reorganization.'"

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R.I.P. (1, Funny)

scharkalvin (72228) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305722)

Rest in Pieces

Re:R.I.P. (2, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305806)

More like Roast In Pieces (of faeces?)

Re:R.I.P. (1)

mrxak (727974) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306558)

Ding dong the witch is dead?

Re:R.I.P. (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306626)

For the full lyrics, please scroll down. Thankyou.

They've already said they've done RIF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306750)

Although that was a Reduction In Force...

Re:R.I.P. (0)

oringo (848629) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306140)

Not yet... If M$ successfully buys Yahoo!, I predict that M$ will trade BSD in with SCO products to legitimize their support to SCO

Re:R.I.P. (2, Interesting)

Tuqui (96668) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306386)

>Not yet... If M$ successfully buys Yahoo!, I predict that M$ will trade BSD in with SCO products to legitimize their support to SCO

That will mean that MS is accepting that Any Unix is better than their Win Server.

Duke Nukem quotes (1)

V!NCENT (1105021) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306308)

What are they waiting for, christmass?

Fat Lady... (1)

ehaggis (879721) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308020)

...Please sing! When will it end?

My Mutual Fund :-( (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22305728)

Looks like my "America's Sleaziest Companies" mutual fund is going to take another hit this year.

Re:My Mutual Fund :-( (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306082)

The shares of Microsoft should help sustain its value.

Ah, yes! (1)

AltGrendel (175092) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305748)

The final stages of the slow motion train wreck that is SCO begin.

We hope.

Re:Ah, yes! (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306076)

How many times are we going to read the same headline? "SCO is bankrupt," "SCO filed a report with the SEC declaring bankruptcy," "SCO doesn't believe they can survive this lawsuit." They're dead. This is old news.

Re:Ah, yes! (1)

mpe (36238) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306238)

How many times are we going to read the same headline? "SCO is bankrupt," "SCO filed a report with the SEC declaring bankruptcy," "SCO doesn't believe they can survive this lawsuit." They're dead. This is old news.

How about "SCO to relocate to Sunnydale" :)

Re:Ah, yes! (1)

rk (6314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307278)

Or as Darl McBride calls it: "going home for the holidays."

Re:Ah, yes! (3, Funny)

morcego (260031) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307754)

They're dead. This is old news.


Do you mind ? We are entitled to all the gloating we can get out of this.

Re:Ah, yes! (1)

Sciryl Llort (1160727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308684)

War's over, man. IBM dropped the big one.

Dear Slashdot: (1)

goodmanj (234846) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305752)

Enough already. You "won".

Re:Dear Slashdot: (2, Funny)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305822)

no, there are matters which only a court of law can resolve the SCOX stories will continue. you will read the SCOX stories. you will love the SCOX stories. you will smile as you read and love the SCOX stories.

There is no SCOX (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305858)

They were delisted at the end of December.

Re:There is no SCOX (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305954)

at the moment their symbol is SCOXQ.PK, would you feel better with SCOX*.*?

Re:There is no SCOX (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306108)

I'd feel better with "SCO", rather than people watching trying to be extra clever by naming them by their ticker symbol.

Re:There is no SCOX (1)

Captain Nitpick (16515) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306810)

I'd feel better with "SCO", rather than people watching trying to be extra clever by naming them by their ticker symbol.

Calling The SCO Group "SCO" confuses them with the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), which previously owned the UnixWare and OpenServer rights and SCO trademark. The SCO causing all the trouble had the NASDAQ symbol SCOX, the earlier company had SCOC.

Unlike calling Microsoft 'MSFT', calling The SCO Group SCOX actually helps avoid confusion between two similar entities. I've seen a few people try to promote the use of 'TSG', but it did not catch on.

Re:There is no SCOX (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308316)

Good point. Groklaw seems to like calling them SCOG.

Re:Dear Slashdot: (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306176)

Leave SCO alone right now! I mean it! Anyone that has a problem with them you deal with me, because them is not well right now.

Re:Dear Slashdot: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306468)

Leave SCOX Alooooooone!

I think this would be appropriate... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22305772)

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

Re:I think this would be appropriate... (3, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305836)

Microsoft is dead? :DDDDDDD

*dances around before reading the summary again*

Oh, wait.. it was just the witch's bitch :(

huh? (4, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305778)

Things are looking grim for SCO? I obviously missed something. When did this happen?

Re:huh? (5, Funny)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305990)

When all you cock-smoking teabaggers didn't pay your $699 license fee, that's when.

Re:huh? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306542)

Exempting the profanity, parent post should be modded funny, not troll

Re:huh? (2, Informative)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307384)

It's a parody of a very well known (to those of us who browse at -1 anyway) troll. The profanity is absolutely critical to the joke.

Re:huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22305998)

Where have you been?? Under a rock?

The title frightened me for a second (1)

VampireByte (447578) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308422)

When I saw "grim" I thought that meant SCO had somehow found a way to survive.

SCO is dead (1)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305784)

...and SCO confirms it.

Netcraft? (2, Funny)

Gr8Apes (679165) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305970)

So we won't have to wait for Netcraft this time?

Finally! (1, Informative)

Doug52392 (1094585) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305786)

Took SCO that long to go bye bye? I can't wait until they go completely broke. SCO thought that, since they bought Unix from AT&T in the 1990s, that they should own Linux as well and sued everyone. About time they fell as a result of that! Rest in Pieces, SCO :)

Re:Finally! (3, Insightful)

Ngarrang (1023425) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305838)

I feel sympathy for the employees who were unable to find other employment already. They will soon be without jobs. I mean, if they are still THERE, their prospects are certainly not any better once unemployed.

Re:Finally! (2, Interesting)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306092)

The other problem is the stigma on your resume now.

"I see you have a long.... Oh.. you work for SCO right now? I have heard enough, we will be in touch. Have a good day."

The rank and file are not responsible for the stupidity but it does affect you when you are out there looking for jobs.

Re:Finally! (2, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306672)

You're forgetting one thing. SCO is just about entirely a legal team now, so anyone who currently works there is not only a lawyer but a lawyer who is capable of joining in SCO's legal chicanery with a straight face. I don't think they'll be so bad off.

Re:Finally! (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307090)

Not to be snarky, but they could've left in mid-2003 (when SCO first filed), in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007... each year harder than the last to explain, but still...

Utah's local tech industry had a bit of a boom during 2005-2007 (I lived there up until early 2007), so it's not like they didn't have a choice.

If an employee stuck with them for this long, pity is going to be kind of hard to come by, IMHO.

/P

Re:Finally! (0)

Trigun (685027) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306124)

And I feel really bad for all those German SS guards who couldn't find employment elsewhere. At what point did continuing employment with a company which decided to act in, at the very least, an unethical manner absolve you of consequence and deem you worthy of my pity? I don't care if you were the receptionist, you had to have some kind of clue as to what was going on, and that means complacency.

Pity not these fools, for they have brought spite and vitriol upon themselves. They are the damned; the cast-offs from society.

Re:Finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306378)

And I feel really bad for all those German SS guards who couldn't find employment elsewhere


I invoke Godwin on the parent post. And anyone who replies to this post is a Nazi :-)

Re:Finally! (2, Insightful)

ddrichardson (869910) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306552)

I agree that SCO were unethical and was with you right up until you compared them to the SS. That's just silly.

Re:Finally! (4, Informative)

ronadams (987516) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306568)

Holy hell, they're employees at a tech industry, not genocidal anti-Semetic soldiers for a facist dictator. Somewhere, Mike Godwin [wikipedia.org] is rolling around in his gra-- err, bed.

And if you think a receptionist, or even many engineers, are going to have a farking clue what abhorrent decisions the board of the company was involved in, you don't understand people (especially non-nerds), big companies, or reality very well. And to suggest that former or present SCO underlings are scum whose children deserve to go hungry for the sins of their fathers, in some epic divine retribution, is hateful, callous and unthinking.

Re:Finally! (1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308098)

And if you think a receptionist, or even many engineers, are going to have a farking clue what abhorrent decisions the board of the company was involved in, you don't understand people (especially non-nerds), big companies, or reality very well.

First, SCO is a little bitty company. They are not Microsoft or IBM or Apple. Their R&D budget has fallen precipitously, so they just can't have that many full-time engineers. So, how many of those engineers can be completely oblivious to this thing called "the Internet"? Do you really think it's the case that none of them have read about these events from a perspective outside their own company? If what you say is true, then the only ones who know what's going on are ones that have no friends at work, who never talk to their coworkers, who never chat up the secretary. If the atmosphere is so poisoned that what you suggest is really true, then yeah, I'd be willing to write them off as unfit for functioning in a real company.

And to suggest that former or present SCO underlings are scum whose children deserve to go hungry for the sins of their fathers, in some epic divine retribution, is hateful, callous and unthinking.

I feel bad for the kids who have no control over the horrible career decisions their parents have made. Beyond that, I just can't be bothered to care.

Re:Finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306440)

It's not like they couldn't see this coming - pretty much the only thing SCO has been doing for the last couple of years has been this kind of ridiculous litigation - and for the past year (at least) it's been really clear that they stood no chance of winning it. With virtually zero assets, virtually zero products and virtually zero legitimate income - how could they possibly stay in business?

If those employees didn't find another job a year ago, it can only be because they had no other prospects - nobody with any sense of morality (or impending doom!) would stick with a sleazy company like that if they had an 'out' somewhere.

Worse still, potential employers might have been interested in someone with the sense to jump ship in the early stages of this slow train wreck - after all, loyalty is worth something. But someone who stuck it out this long is beyond loyalty and into the realms of stupidity...that's not going to make life any easier in the job market.

Sympathy for employees? (1)

merc (115854) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307264)

Oh PLEASE! I have ZERO sympathy for any loser that has stayed with SCO this long. In fact, in the history of IT I can't think of any group of employees that deserve to be laid off more.

Anyone who has continued with SCO after all these years of FUD, lies and litigation deserves nothing but heartache. In addition I *highly* recommend they avoid applying where I work, if I see SCO on a resume that continues past 2003 they can take a hike.

In my view they were complacent in a lie. Besides that the writing was on the wall long ago so they shouldn't be shocked that they're out of work.

Re:Finally! (1)

aztektum (170569) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307354)

It's called social Darwinism. If, as a SCO employee, you buried your head in the sand and let the companies mgmt run it into the ground, and have a hard time finding work, good... sorry don't be such a sheep next time.

I'm sick of sympathy for people that would claim they were "just doing their job." Their job is being an accountant, a software engineer, a janitor, whatever, which can just as well be done at a company that isn't in a hurry to fuck themselves over.

That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Re:Finally! (4, Informative)

armanox (826486) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306102)

Actually SCO didn't buy UNIX from AT&T. Novell did. And that's the whole problem. SCO thinks they bought it from Novell, but they didn't.

Re:Finally! (1)

Secrity (742221) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307356)

SCO doesn't own Unix. Caldera (now called SCO) bought the old SCO Unix distribution. They also have the right to sell licenses to Unix System V; but they have to give 95% of the Unix license money to Novell (who owns Unix System V).

Neither Novell nor SCO owns the "Unix" name, UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group. http://www.unix.org/trademark.html [unix.org]

Stock Holders? (1)

Ngarrang (1023425) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305788)

"...in full before stockholders are entitled to receive any distribution or retain any property under a plan of reorganization..."

All 3 of them?

In the words of that old country classic (4, Funny)

sizzzzlerz (714878) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305834)

How can I miss you if you won't go away.

Just Compensation... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22305842)

...for all those greedy son's of bitches who sought to get rich riding this patent troll corporation to the winner's circle.

Maybe next time they will think twice about making money from the labor of others.

Debtor's Prison (3, Interesting)

bhima (46039) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305848)

Unless this includes all the SCO management doing a stint in some medieval debtor's prison, it's not nearly grim enough.... On the other hand I think this is a great opportunity to start a Linux distro with SCO personality to provide all the remaining SCO user base a less painful transition after the death of SCO. We could even call it Pescadero Linux, because we all know how well the last project with that name turned out.

Re:Debtor's Prison (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306004)

Pescadero == Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox, yes?

Re:Debtor's Prison (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306046)

Natch

I hasten to add that Pescadero does not mean Phoenix or Firebird or Firefox in any language that I am aware of. I'm pretty sure Pescadero means 'fisherman' in Spanish or Portuguese. However the link, from the 0.1 build, is permanently forged in my brain and thus pops up when I think Phoenix... which is what I was thinking when I was thinking Linux Distros for a SCO UNIX replacement.

Re:Debtor's Prison (1)

vbraga (228124) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306154)

Fisherman in Portuguese is "Pescador". "Pescadero" sounds like Spanish, but I don't know for sure.

Your idea is nice. If you're still interested, email me about it.

Re:Debtor's Prison (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306526)

What remaining SCO user base?

Linux used to have some thing called iBCS (Intel Binary Compatibility Standard) where you could run (some? all?) SCO Unix binaries on your Linux/i386 box, but it rotted and iBCS2 was recently pulled from the kernel.

Money spent on litigation (4, Interesting)

gihan_ripper (785510) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305852)

For me, one of the interesting facts in the report is the amount they've spent on litigation since Oct 31, 2004: a massive $13,167,000. At least they're honest about their chances of survival: "Our limited cash resources may not be sufficient to fund continuing losses from operations and the expenses of the SCO Litigation."

Darl & lawyers should be prosecuted for fraud (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306530)

Darl funnelled shareholder's money into lawyers' pockets under the thinly veiled ruse of defending something that he alleged SCO owned when the whole world knew that this was nothing short of a moronic claim.

If I were an SCO shareholder, I'd be wanting Darl to get jail time for misusing the money we put into the company. CEOs have a duty of care and custodianship, which he manifestly ignored.

Wow (2, Insightful)

davmoo (63521) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305854)

I swear I can hear a fat lady singing...

Re:Wow (4, Funny)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305984)

Yup. Her name is Karma, and she's a real bitch.

Doesn`t matter, The already won. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22305894)

All the fuss, efforts, time and money wasted had one objective, and that objective was reached.

For many years they messed up the Open Source community, pusshing us back and jeopardizing the software market. For cheap.

The SCO`s neck is a small price to be paid: the damage is already made, and the ones that REALLY were responsible for all this sh*t will stand unpunished.

Yep. Now novl and acacia are msft's b!tches (2, Informative)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307608)


Scox was dead before the scam. If not for the scam, scox would have gone belly up three years ago. All that msft money is all that kept scox alive.

No matter, plenty more b!tches where they came from. Now msft is using novl and acacia to continue fudding linux.

Selling assets? (4, Funny)

oahazmatt (868057) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305912)

...Debtors may sell or otherwise dispose of assets...
Dibs on the Unix code!

...what?

Re:Selling assets? (1)

kpoole55 (1102793) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306658)

The nail in their coffin was that they didn't own the Unix code. It still belongs to Novell who are currently distributing SuSE Linux.

Business as usual (1)

jeiler (1106393) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305934)

In short, they learned nothing. They are sorry for nothing. They're still looking to make some money somehow, but not for common shareholders or those they owe money to. They'd like not to be held responsible for any of the damage they've caused.

Others, Lord, others!
Let this my motto be:
Let me push and shove and trample
as long as it's for me!

Just out of curiosity ... has anyone ever totaled up an estimated dollar-amount or dollar-equivalent for the damage SCO has causes?

Filed their 10K? (2, Funny)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305938)

All they have left is ten thoudand bucks? Dammit Jim, I'm a nerd, not a banker!

Re:Filed their 10K? (2, Informative)

SamuraiMike (768946) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306120)

All they have left is ten thoudand bucks? Dammit Jim, I'm a nerd, not a banker!
According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_10-K [wikipedia.org] ):

A Form 10-K is an annual report required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that gives a comprehensive summary of a public company's performance.

Chapter 11 Statistic (2, Interesting)

webword (82711) | more than 6 years ago | (#22305980)

From Maximizing Chapter 11 Success: [bankofamerica.com]

"A staggering 85% of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases never make it to a confirmed plan of reorganization. In fact, lack of cash causes many companies to liquidate within a few weeks after filing."

Maybe it's not all bad...

Several companies has come out of it: United, Dow, Texaco, Delta, Toys R Us, Macy's and others.

What they really mean (2, Interesting)

Jason Levine (196982) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306054)

We have filed a post-effective amendment to a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which has been declared effective, covering the potential resale by two of our stockholders of up to 923,019 shares of common stock, or 4.3% of our outstanding common stock. The selling stockholders are bound by certain selling limitations, which limit the number of shares of our common stock that may be sold at one time.


In other words: "Our outlook reeks to high heaven and we are afraid that people will dump their stock as quickly as possible. In order to slow this down, we're limiting shareholders in how much they can sell at once. Hopefully, this helps keep our stock from going to worthless (instead of the near-worthless that it is right now)."

The share price right now is 6 cents. It should be interesting to see how low it falls today.

Not this again... (5, Insightful)

Otter (3800) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306064)

As usual, PJ of Groklaw has a good synopsis...

We have this story every freaking quarter (and I post the same comment every freaking quarter): 10K's are always written that way, stuffing any imaginable disaster into the text to ward off liability.

For heaven's sake, nerds, if you don't believe me, at least believe Neal Stephenson's lengthy explanation in Cryptonomicon!

Tough shit. (2, Interesting)

dj42 (765300) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306306)

This company spent $12M on sales and marketing in '05, and $12M in '06. Meanwhile, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT was $8M / year in 05 and 06.

In 07 they slashed all spending by about 20-30%.

They've been losing 20% / year in UNIX revenue since 06, in spite of price increases.

Obviously, in '07, someone in charge got a realistic expectancy of the company and started cutting cost (as they should), given the fact they had no chance to sustain their business model.

This is how business works. It is fucking cut-throat, and if you can't get your shit together, afford the lawyers, and sustain an operational model, you fail.

Re:Tough shit. (-1, Troll)

Otter (3800) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306538)

This is how business works. It is fucking cut-throat, and if you can't get your shit together, afford the lawyers, and sustain an operational model, you fail.

Be that as it may, I'm guessing that PJ will be able to throw this same bone to her imbecile readers for another 4-6 quarters, at least.

Re:Not this again... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306546)

Not trying to nitpick too much, but...

10K's are annual reports, companies usually only file them once per (fiscal) year. They may file amended 10-Ks (10-K\A) more often if the information in the original 10-K was inaccurate/incomplete.

The quarterly filings are 10-Qs, you've probably commented on the language there (or one of their many 8-Ks).

401 K(aput) suggests fairytail economy winding (-1, Offtopic)

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http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=video+cloud+spraying [google.com]

dictator style micro management has never worked (for very long). it's an illness. tie that with life0cidal aggression & softwar gangster style bullying, & what do we have? a greed/fear/ego based recipe for disaster. meanwhile, you can help to stop the bleeding (loss of life & limb);

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/28/vermont.banning.bush.ap/index.html [cnn.com]

the bleeding must be stopped before any healing can begin. jailing a couple of corepirate nazi hired goons would send a clear message to the rest of the world from US. any truthful look at the 'scorecard' would reveal that we are a society in decline/deep doo-doo, despite all of the scriptdead pr ?firm? generated drum beating & flag waving propaganda that we are constantly bombarded with. is it time to get real yet? please consider carefully ALL of yOUR other 'options'. the creators will prevail. as it has always been.

corepirate nazi execrable costs outweigh benefits
(Score:-)mynuts won, the king is a fink)
by ourselves on everyday 24/7

as there are no benefits, just more&more death/debt & disruption. fortunately there's an 'army' of light bringers, coming yOUR way. the little ones/innocents must/will be protected. after the big flash, ALL of yOUR imaginary 'borders' may blur a bit? for each of the creators' innocents harmed in any way, there is a debt that must/will be repaid by you/us, as the perpetrators/minions of unprecedented evile, will not be available. 'vote' with (what's left in) yOUR wallet, & by your behaviors. help bring an end to unprecedented evile's manifestation through yOUR owned felonious corepirate nazi glowbull warmongering execrable. some of US should consider ourselves somewhat fortunate to be among those scheduled to survive after the big flash/implementation of the creators' wwwildly popular planet/population rescue initiative/mandate. it's right in the manual, 'world without end', etc.... as we all ?know?, change is inevitable, & denying/ignoring gravity, logic, morality, etc..., is only possible, on a temporary basis. concern about the course of events that will occur should the life0cidal execrable fail to be intervened upon is in order. 'do not be dismayed' (also from the manual). however, it's ok/recommended, to not attempt to live under/accept, fauxking nazi felon greed/fear/ego based pr ?firm? scriptdead mindphuking hypenosys.

consult with/trust in yOUR creators. providing more than enough of everything for everyone (without any distracting/spiritdead personal gain motives), whilst badtolling unprecedented evile, using an unlimited supply of newclear power, since/until forever. see you there?

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

meanwhile, the life0cidal philistines continue on their path of death, debt, & disruption for most of US. gov. bush denies health care for the little ones;

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/03/bush.veto/index.html [cnn.com]

whilst demanding/extorting billions to paint more targets on the bigger kids;

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/12/bush.war.funding/index.html [cnn.com]

& pretending that it isn't happening here;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3086937.ece [timesonline.co.uk]
all is not lost/forgotten/forgiven

(yOUR elected) president al gore (deciding not to wait for the much anticipated 'lonesome al answers yOUR questions' interview here on /.) continues to attempt to shed some light on yOUR foibles. talk about reverse polarity;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3046116.ece [timesonline.co.uk]

Apologies to Mel Brooks (2, Funny)

Sciryl Llort (1160727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306136)

# Springtime for Linux and opensource
  Hackers are smiling and glad.
  Linus can give his code away
  SCO's sinking day by day!

  Springtime for Linux and opensource
  - Winter for mister McBride!
  Springtime for Linux and opensource
  - Coming to the end of the ride... /#

Re:Apologies to Mel Brooks (1)

farkus888 (1103903) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306424)

damnit, now my coworkers are going to wonder why I'm singing to myself about hitler all day.

Re:Apologies to Mel Brooks (1)

laejoh (648921) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308048)

Thank $diety there's the law [wikipedia.org] to stop people from singing out of tune!

:)

SCO are like the black knight (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22306282)

What happens to the debt with Mellisa Gates^w^w Baystar, or was that one of these famed "charitable" contributions we hear so much about?

Good riddance to bad rubbish (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306316)

I guess the "Can't make money on your own? Try to get it in court" business model didn't work out so well.

Chapter 7 here we come (1)

stox (131684) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306336)

Liquidation, the final answer.

10-Q suggests grim outlook for Slashdot (LNUX) (1)

NineNine (235196) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306472)

Slashdot really shouldn't be poking fun here. Sourceforge (the owners of Slashdot) is bleeding money, and makes money now only from from Google AdSense and selling crap on thinkgeek.com. (http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/fetchFilingFrameset.aspx?dcn=0001144204-07-066697&Type=HTML)

Re:10-Q suggests grim outlook for Slashdot (LNUX) (1)

Secrity (742221) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307446)

Isn't making money from AdSense and Thinkgeek pretty much Sourceforge's business plan? Don't they make money from other ads too? I don't normally see them, but I know that they do have ads beside AdSense.

The only way to save them... (1)

bondjamesbond (99019) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306492)

Not that anyone wants to save them, but the only way they could save themselves is to open source SCO Unix. Not that they'll do this, or anything.

Re:The only way to save them... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22307616)

They can't open-source it, because they don't own it. I don't think Novell itself could open source it, unless they clean up the third party IP baggage that's sure to be there.

Scox can not open source SCO Unix (1)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307726)

1) scox doesn't own the UNIX code, scox only sells Unix for novell, and scox keeps a 5% kickback.

2) even if scox did own unix, there are numerous contracts (HP, IBM, Sun, etc.)that forbid the open sourcing of UNIX.

3) UNIX has already been open sourced, for the most part. There is very little, if any, UNIX code left that has been open due to AT&T v Berkeley.

4) if there is any UNIX that has not been open sourced, it isn't worth anything technically. Open sourcing UNIX may help stop the bogo litigation, but that's it.

That business plan in full (1)

badzilla (50355) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306528)

1. Launch mindlessly stupid litigation doomed from start
2. Stock price tanks
3. Then a miracle occurs
4. Profit!

Re:That business plan in full (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22307416)

No, you missed it:

1. Launch mindlessly stupid litigation doomed from start
2. Stock price skyrocket
3. Execs dump insanely inflated stock
4. Profit! (for those in on the scam)
5. Reality sets in
6. Stock takes a dump
7. Loss! (for the suckers left holding the bag)

The SCO "fiasco" was wildly successful. Who cares that the company is a smoldering wreck? Those in on the gag cashed in their chips long since, and are just hanging around to provide plausible deniability.

captcha: guilty (I kid you not)

Re:That business plan in full - not quite (1)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308034)

More like this:

1. Arrange a deal with msft to fud linux for big money.
2. Launch strategic litigation doomed from start - but "winning" is not the point.
3. Accept $17 million directly from msft - and $12 million directly from Sun.
4. Accpet $50 million in msft arranged "loan."
5. Stock price skyrocket
6. Some Execs dump insanely inflated stock - then resign
7. Execs that are left give themselves extremely generous pay and bonus for over 5 years
8. Profit! (for those in on the scam)
9. Reality sets in
10. Stock takes a dump
11. Loss! (for the suckers left holding the bag)

Stock price, scox profits, etc, are just a distraction. The real point of the scox-scam is to put a legal cloud over linux. Msft wants everybody to know that if you contribute to linux, you better have $50 - $100 million to fight msft in 5 year long bogus lawsuit.

Is it too early to say? (1)

corvi42 (235814) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306666)

Ding, dong the witch is dead.

One thing I want to know.... (1)

dfenstrate (202098) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306730)

...is the quality of the office furniture they'll soon be selling off.

I could use a good desk or two, and maybe a nice office chair.

Septic Services (2, Insightful)

rumblin'rabbit (711865) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306736)

I never understood why SCO didn't sell their Unix business very early on during the legal proceedings with IBM. What sane IT manager would buy their product? My suggestion for the world's toughest job is a saleman for SCO - you need a real snappy comeback when your prospective customers ask if SCO is going to sue them like SCO sued their other clients.

You may as well try to run a catering business under the "Septic Services" brand.

I can only imagine that there were legal reasons for holding on to the Unix business.

Re:Septic Services (2, Informative)

rkhalloran (136467) | more than 6 years ago | (#22306884)

Because (as came out last fall) SCOX didn't own the UNIX code to start with; they only inherited a resellers' agreement and royalty collection business from Santa Cruz. The copyrights (such as they are) to the legacy UNIX codebase stayed with Novell.

THAT'S what sent the stock into the pink-sheets, and prompted them to file Ch. 11 the day before the trial in Utah to determine how much of their bank balance *should* have gone to Novell as royalties. That trial restarts in April, by which time the SCOundrels will have probably burned through as much money as possible just for spite.

SCOX(Q) DELENDA EST!!

Are we sure they are dead? (1)

mythras (997054) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307270)

Would be a bitch if they respawned on top of all of us during our victory dance. Yeah, been playing too many MMOs lately, but that's the first thing that came to mind.

msft does not need scox, so scox is dead (1)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307848)

Since a federal judge has already ruled that scox does not own unix, the lawsuit is now officially a joke. Which means that scox is no longer useful as a fud tool for msft. Scox has not been a real company since the msft sponsored scam began. Scox was nothing but a msft PR stunt.

Considering that scox officially does not own linux, and that scox has filed for bankruptcy, and scox has been delisted, and msft doesn't need scox: yeah, I think we can stick a fork in it.

Quoting Old Man McBride (2, Funny)

Caped Cod (633799) | more than 6 years ago | (#22307490)

"And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids."

As Seinfeld would say (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 6 years ago | (#22308204)

thats a shame.
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