"SCO has filed its "renewed" motion for judgment "as a matter of
law", with its supporting memorandum. They ask the judge to rule
over the heads of the jury and decide that the jury "simply got it
wrong" when it ruled that SCO didn't get the copyrights in 1995
from Novell. In the alternative, they'd like a new trial.
"See, this is the problem with loaning money to SCO. They don't
ever want this dance to end. The rest of the world gets it. SCO
lost, by judge (Dale Kimball) and now by jury. They'd like this to
be over. And us, the musicians, so to speak, at the dance? We're
tired and we want SCO to stop already so we can pack up and go home
and get some sleep. And no, this isn't normal, stretching a case
that was hopeless from day one into what looks to become a more
than decade-long event.
"And can you imagine the international outcry if the judge were
to grant a request like this?
"...SCO told the world that it wanted its day in court. When
Judge Kimball ruled against SCO on summary judgment and then after
a bench trial of the remaining issues, it howled to the Court of
Appeals that it wanted a jury trial instead. It got it. The jury
told SCO the same thing Judge Kimball told them: they don't own the
copyrights they've been trying to bully the Linux world with since
2003. The market tells them the same thing. Now they want a new
judge to overrule the jury, or they want a new jury and a do
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