SCO Looking To Ditch Actual Business To Try To Keep Lawsuit Going

from the going-full-on-patent-troll dept

Slashdot points us to the latest in the never-ending saga of SCO trying to claim infringement in Linux. Despite massive setbacks that should have just ended the quixotic campaign, it appears that SCO is looking to sell off its actual businesses in order to keep the lawsuit campaign going. It's amazing that after losing pretty much every aspect of this campaign from the very beginning, that folks at SCO still think it's worth pursuing.

Filed Under: copyright, linux, patents
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    Michael Kohne, 12 Jan 2009 @ 7:29pm

    Is this a way to save what's left?

    I mean at this point, the lawsuit is more or less lost. The SCO name is so sullied that no one in their right mind would choose them as a supplier (they sue their own former customers!). Is this a way to get whatever is left out from under the impending doom?

    If they spin the products off as a new company, they leave the baggage (the lawsuit and Darl) behind. They aren't in a position to bargain very hard, so anyone (their current investors perhaps?) could snap up the actual products for relatively little.

    I don't know, it sounds like it must be some kind of hail-mary pass, but I'm unclear what they are really trying to save here.

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