SCO Group loses appeal; Novell owns U...

SCO Group loses appeal; Novell owns Unix copyrights

There are 6 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 31, 2010, titled SCO Group loses appeal; Novell owns Unix copyrights. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Ending a six-year legal battle with Novell over the ownership of the Unix software code that many people in the industry believe is central to the open source movement, a federal jury ruled Tuesday that The SCO Group does not own the technology.

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RobtA

El Cerrito, CA

#1 Mar 31, 2010
Dudes and dudettes, the whole thing about intellectual property is a sandbox for lawyers to play in. There is no other purpose to it. Surprisingly enough, capitalism and creativity survive with or without it.
Emperor Norton the Second

Danville, CA

#2 Mar 31, 2010
Die, SCO. Stop trying to own something that was never yours.
ODT certified

San Jose, CA

#3 Mar 31, 2010
The transition from Xenix,(Microsoft omg) to the blessing of AT&T to use the Unix name was grand. When SCO released ODT (Open ?? really?) it looked like a step in the right direction.

Every effort of the company past the ODT release seems to have been wasted. It's time for you to just stop now. Like the sentiments of the "Emperor"... Die, SCO. It's time you let the people who do not have a relationship with a bank account, take over.
Why keep this going

Yorkville, CA

#4 Mar 31, 2010
SCO used to be about something positive, now it is just dragging that name through the mud with The SCO Group, a pack of lawyers trying to make money out of nothing. Trying to Copyright UNIX failed, we are better off now, lets move on.

To me, the death of the old SCO hurt Santa Cruz in a lot of ways people don't realize. When I was first looking for work out of grad school in the mid 90s, tt was the one place to work that seemed to be growing and successful and stable. Other technology companies wanted to move here. Startups were more plentiful. The internet bubbles bursting, plus SCO going away has left a big hole in the Santa Cruz landscape, that has never really been filled. Hopefully, the outcome of concepts like Next Space, and the startups that do exist in town and have potention, e.g. Validus Medical Systems. Can fill that void and bring much needed technical jobs to town again.
The Scream

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Mar 31, 2010
[QUOTE who="Why keep this going"Hopefully, the outcome of concepts like Next Space, and the startups that do exist in town and have potention, e.g. Validus Medical Systems. Can fill that void and bring much needed technical jobs to town again.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, well, as soon as they get successful and start to grow some smart number-cruncher will say, y'know, why not start a development group in SHANGHAI for 1/4 the cost and just do the architecture and marketing here? More profit that way: GLOBAL CAPITALISM DEMANDS IT.

If you tell me I'm cynical, why is it happening everywhere. U.S. Tech companies are hiring daily -- OVERSEAS.

As for original SCO, I don't miss it; they got lucky for a while, then they didn't, then they were gone. They hired UC grads cheap and told everybody else (literally) oh, the 20 percent less we pay here is because you get to live in Santa Cruz! Bunch of scumbags at the top. Larry never saw a secretary he didn't like -- to grope. Doug's a has-been, hanging out at the gym boasting about great new investments he's making to bored techie jocks.
Emperor Norton the Second

Danville, CA

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Lets not confuse the sco group with santa cruz operations.

The sco group were the people trying to make people pay them for something they didn't own. They didn't even own the the name 'santa cruz operations' just the 3 letters. They can now die, as befits them.

Santa Cruz operations was something else entirely. Most inappropriate work place ever. They had a hot tub on the premises for larry to harass the female employees in. People would routinely take over your display and pop porn/browser windows on your desktop while your were meeting with customers.

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