More woe for SCO as Nasdaq says 'go'
Patent lawyers' benevolent fund 86'd in ticker bicker
Battered unix patent warrior SCO has been booted from the Nasdaq after it lost an appeal against delisiting by the New York technology market.
SCO told the SEC on Thursday about its latest defeat in regulatory filing.
Nasdaq first showed SCO the door when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September. The firm told market regulators "there is substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern".
SCO had hoped to find a private buyer to rescue it from the precipice, but shockingly, to date nobody has so far stepped up to continue the sissyphean campaign against IBM and others.
And in the meantime, a Delaware court has ruled that an ongoing case with Novell should continue, despite the Chapter 11 protection. Oo-er. ®
Sco Unix Technical Workshop
I received an email from Sco today about a "Sco Unix Technical Workshop" in Hygh Wycombe, Notting, and Leeds next month. I dutifully forwarded it on to the rest of the unix team and got the expected response.
"Surely "SCO Unix" is an oxymoron?" =D
"Battered unix patent warrior SCO"
They hold no patents for any Unix code, IIRC. I think they have only one patent for something unrelated, and they're trying to move the ownership of this sideways into a newly formed company so as to not see it flogged off when the bankruptcy court has enough of their shenanigans.
The whole IBM/Novell/world thing they've been bleating on about for years is about alleged copyright of code, not patents.
I actually bought 5 shares a couple of month back. The 5 shares cost < $1 in total. Getting a proper paper certificate cost $40 on top however! Still, I now have a piece of history, complete with Darth McBride's signature :-)