"If you follow the tech industry at all, you're familiar with
serial lawsuit filer SCO Group. Growing out of Linux software
provider Caldera, SCO reinvented itself as a UNIX provider, and
then it made another frightening transformation into the world's
Linux bogeyman by threatening to sue anyone on the planet who uses
Linux without sending SCO a check. It has also made itself
something of a laughingstock by suing much bigger firms like IBM,
DaimlerChrysler, and AutoZone over a variety of licensing
"It's tough to imagine, but this quarter's numbers are even
worse than last quarter's stinkers. Revenues fell more than 52%.
The prior year's $0.33 per share profit turned into a whopping loss
of $1.06 per stub. This abysmal mess was 'consistent with
expectations,' according to the release..."
"This morning, however, McBride had to face the music with
shareholders during the Unix vendor's quarterly earnings call,
where he reported sharply reduced earnings and sparse revenue from
the company's licensing business.
"McBride put the blame squarely on his rivals for raising doubts
in the minds of potential licensees about the legitimacy of SCO's
ownership of System V Unix. SCO has levied a $5 billion suit
against IBM, alleging that Big Blue illegally contributed Unix code
to the Linux kernel..."
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