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Re: SCO's Brilliant Business Maneuver?
Posted by: Robyn Weisman 2003-10-17 05:38:22
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Since March, when the SCO Group filed suit against IBM for allegedly using proprietary SCO Unix code in its Linux systems, it has made headlines nearly every week. And in the last 52 weeks, SCO's stock price has soared from as little as 78 cents per share to more than $20 per share. Regardless of industry observers' opinion of SCO's grievances, the company's decision to battle IBM and the open-source community has boosted it, at least in the short term. Will SCO's legal maneuverings prove to be brilliant business moves in the long run, or will they lead to the company's ultimate demise?

Re: SCO's Brilliant Business Maneuver?
Posted by: cvermejo 2003-10-17 13:04:03 In reply to: Robyn Weisman
pump and dump means brilliant business? Unsustained affirmations and tons of postures just for the press, and no facts. By the way have you realized that Microsoft has around 600 Million Dollars in this investment company? don't you smell the M$ funding SCO also buying Unix License from SCO?
What about future? currently their Unix products are very old, Solaris, HP/UX, SGI IRIX and AIX are far away technologically than SCO Unixware and Openserver. VARs, Distributors base? most of them already jumped from the sinking boat, and don't forget there is competition.
Its only future is IF, and it is a big IF, they win their case, first, it will not happen.
1. Justice System in USA could have flaws but I doubt so big to pass this nonsense.
2. It will not get a penny from the Linux community, they will fight and they will have to spend millions to make them pay something.
3. They will have to win the other lawsuits against them, from RedHat, IBM and others that will come shortly.
Best Regards,
Carlos Vermejo

Re: SCO's Brilliant Business Maneuver?
Posted by: Mediajuggle 2003-10-17 10:17:13 In reply to: Robyn Weisman
I hope the SCO does lose their lawsuits and go out of business. There are too many vampire companies like these trying to make money on broad patents instead of actually creating something useful. Karma is a "mf"
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