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
Companies: sco

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread

  1. identicon
    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.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter

Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.