SCO Says Jury Didn't Really Mean What It Said... And Judge Should Order Novell To Hand SCO Unix Copyrights

from the good-luck-with-that dept

SCO really is quite the zombie of a company, isn't it? It just never dies. It's been a month since getting smacked down yet again and having a jury declare that Novell still owns the Unix copyrights, and they were never transferred to SCO (after a judge had already said the same thing). And yet, as Slashdot alerts us, SCO has now told the judge he should order Novell to hand over the copyrights anyway. Talk about getting desperate. When will SCO finally be put out of its misery?


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 2:17pm

    SCO will be put out of it's misery when Microsoft no longer feels it's profitable to fund this legal battle.


    The main reason for the funding of these crusades was to cast doubt about open source.

    But now that the lawsuits against OSS are now so obviously unfounded I don't think they will fund them much longer.

     

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    George, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 2:36pm

    SCO

    Everyone wants SCO to die because of the implications to open source. But that really isn't the issue.

    The jury and judge agreed that SCO owned the copyrights, the issue was they were never transferred. It is like being arrested for shoplifting for not having a receipt. No one disputes the sale took place.

     

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    Richard (profile), Apr 30th, 2010 @ 2:46pm

    Re: SCO

    The jury and judge agreed that SCO owned the copyrights,

    What part of "SCO Group Inc. does not own the copyright to Unix operating-system software, as it had claimed, and Novell Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!novl/quotes/nls/novl (NOVL 5.61, -0.03, -0.49%) is the proper owner, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball said in a filing in federal court in Utah. "

    did you not understand?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 2:54pm

    Re: Re: SCO

    George must work for SCO.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 3:07pm

    Re: Re: SCO

    Yeah, that's pretty clear as rulings go. What SCO seems to be trying to argue now is that hey, the copyrights weren't part of the sale, but they were supposed to have been--so the judge should pretend that they were. I mean obviously, since that's how contracts work. Or maybe it's how they're "supposed to" work.

     

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    Miles Barnett (profile), Apr 30th, 2010 @ 3:26pm

    Re: SCO

    Hey George, Christopher Wright summed up SCO's argument in his Help Desk comic: The Real Legal Argument Revealed

     

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    Mr Big Content, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 4:37pm

    SCO Has A Strong Case

    It’s just beyond the wit of ordinary judges and juries to grasp.

     

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    abc gum, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 5:05pm

    Re: SCO

    "Everyone wants SCO to die because of the implications to open source. But that really isn't the issue. "

    Speak for yourself please. I think Daryl and friends belong in jail, but that is not because of their baseless threats against open source. It is because they blatantly abused their positions, abdicated their fuduciaty responsiblity and played the market like a ukulele.

    Where, exactly did both the judge and jury state that "SCO owned the copyrights" ? I must have missed this piece of news. Please enlighten me. As far as I know, everyone but Daryl and friends agree that they do not own the copyright.

     

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    Mr. Clean, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 5:08pm

    Re: SCO Has A Strong Case

    SCO Has A Strong Case

    but odor isn't everything

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), May 1st, 2010 @ 10:56am

    SCO's dead, it just won't lie down

    And won't be allowed to till the lawyers get paid. Not as cynical cause that legal team didn't come cheap.

    But let's see now. FOSS is doing nicely having shrugged it all off. SCO caused the birth of Groklaw and PJ, both of which we really need to thank them for. SCO is on it's way to becoming a case study in how a company can't die gracefully and how to become a laughing stock on the way.

    I'm sure MS wishes this thing would just all go away.

    For all the fodder it's provided Mike over the years I'm sure even he wished it would just go away too.

    But it won't! Not quite a zombie, not quite alive, the disembodied of Daryl shrieking "I OWN LINUX!" at night.

     

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    lrobbo (profile), Jun 12th, 2012 @ 11:13am

    Thing about zombies is there seems no end of them . . .

     

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