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SCO gets beaten in Daimler case?

Wed Jul 21 22:33:24 2004 SCO gets Referencing: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040721122325926

Dirk Hart sent me the link above - I had seen the news this morning in other places but honestly haven't had a chance to digest it yet. I suppose it can't be bad news (well, unless you are Darl McBride - I don't think he reads this site), but I'm never sure it deserves the loud cheering that Groklaw seems to be giving it. Don't get me wrong - I hope that it does, but I know that too often a deep analysis indicates cautious optimism is more appropriate.

Well, since I'm out straight for a few days, if someone else wants to dig into this with a jaundiced eye and let us know if we really should be cheering, that would be great. Hey, I'm ready to cheer!



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What I'm driving at is that I'm not sure this case is meaningfull in relation to the rest of it - in other words, does this victory have anything at all to do with anything else? I'm not sure it does..

--TonyLawrence

After reading the article, I'd say we should all have some cautious optimism, nothing more. The ruling apparently throws a wet blanket on SCO's attempts to hit up Linux users for protection money...er...license fees.

However, with every legal ruling comes more opportunities for murkiness. The ruling does seem to create case law that may guide other courts hearing other SCO lawsuits. However, it seems likely SCO will appeal this ruling and who knows what the appellate court will say. The legal system often makes little sense, so there's no telling whether the ruling will be overturned or sent back to the lower court for a rehash.

In other words, as has been pointed out many times at ballparks when the game is 4-3 in favor of the visiting team in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and no one on base, "It ain't over until it's over!"

--BigDumbDinosaur





Wed Jun 13 12:15:24 2012: 11093   TonyLawrence

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It is beyond credibility that after all these years, this crap STILL isn't entirely over..



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