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Darl Is Out, Farewell Master Gamer

Oct 22, 2009, 00:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"He sued his own customers, Daimler-Chrysler and Autozone in 2003. These suits went nowhere and Daimler-Chrysler was dismissed in 2004. Also in 2003 he went after Novell and IBM, and both suits are still dragging on. Red Hat sued SCO in 2003, and the case has been stayed until SCO v. IBM is resolved. Keeping three major actions going with no basis whatsoever is quite an achievement, and he was also the primary public target (cannon fodder, if you will) for everyone who knew the whole thing was bunk.

"The motives for these lawsuits are still unclear. If the expectation was that these giant companies would roll over and pay protection money, or buy SCO at a handsome premium, someone miscalculated badly."

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