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June 15, 2010
The Fat Lady Has Sung, Taken Her Bows, and Now Exits
The short form: SCO lost. Judge Stewart granted Novell's request for declaratory judgment and that should put to last the final vestiges of this awful abomination. You can read lots of dry news stories
on the topic, but instead I recommend you head over to Groklaw and read one of the best schadenfreudian blog postings you're likely to see in a long time
For those new to this story, Groklaw - and Pamela Jones - have been dogging SCO for years, laying out in fairly painstaking terms all the weaknesses in the case and arguing that judgment should go the way it has now gone - in favor of Novell. PJ, as she's commonly called, has some paralegal training and has called bullshit on more than a few statements, filings, and other fully legally certified at the bar issuances in this case. So if she's feeling a wee bit justified this month, I can't say I blame her.
I, personally, would like to see SCO die in a fire for all the expense, FUD and general heartache they brought to the free and open source community, but there's probably not enough left of the company to burn.
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