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Eyewitness Reports from the SCO Bankruptcy Hearing on SUSE's Motion to Lift Stay - Updated 2Xs

Jan 04, 2010, 17:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

" I have now the notes from our own reporters at the hearing in the SCO bankruptcy today. And I have to say, it's looking good for SUSE, judging from MikeD's notes. I think these notes also clarify what SCO's problem is. They don't understand the GPL at all. And their dreams for the future? It looks like they plan to sue folks, if things go their way. And we get what appears to be absolute confirmation that AutoZone paid something to make SCO go away.

"...As you can see, it tipped toward at least a partial lifting of the stay, although how a partial lifting helps is a mystery to me. But notice how the SCO position makes very little sense? At one point, Ms. Fatell argues that SUSE and Novell are one and the same, according to our reporter's notes. Then SCO argues that they are not suing SUSE, but if they are one and the same, what difference would that make? SCO is suing Novell *over* SUSE's Linux, which is what brought the arbitration into the picture. So it makes no sense. And is it possible that Ms. Fatell does not know that SCO's litigation filings in the IBM case do ask for billions? And their intentions, SCO's new management's, are now fairly clear, I'd say. I'll wait until I get to see a transcript or listen to the audio to form a definite conclusion, but it appears that newSCOmanagement is very much like oldSCOmanagement in not comprehending the GPL at all and hoping for some short-term gains no matter what happens in the last act.

"Sad. But that is how I read things now."

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