Wednesday, August 15, 2007
- In the latest attempt at damage control, SCO sent out a letter to their remaining partners. Darl, or whoever the real author is, paraphrases the earlier press-release-turned-8K right down to the bit about the ultra-valuable & unreleased "Gemini 64" operating system from 1996. Towards the bottom, the letter reminds readers that litigation isn't SCO's only business. Which is true, actually; it's just that they're even worse at selling products than they are at suing people.
- The stock dropped again today, closing at 36 cents. That and an nickel will get you a postage stamp. Niiiice. Total market cap is now down to $7.82M, No new all-time low today (that's still at 0.35), but we also saw the lowest-ever open (0.40), and lowest-ever high (0.44). So that's still progress.
- The big news article of the day is Matthew Aslett's piece at CBR, "Ruling suggests SCO knew it did not own Unix". That's something that's been widely suspected for years now, but when a federal judge appears to agree, that's another matter entirely. And let's not forget the conversion issue. So far SCO's ignored both issues, not even trying to put a positive spin on them. This could get awfully entertaining, if we're lucky (and SCO isn't).
- Another crop of stories, many of which read like epitaphs:
- Paul McDougall is on the warpath for a second day, lashing out at PJ over her dissection of his earlier article. He feels he was treated unfairly, and throws quite the tantrum about it. I couldn't say whether PJ's treatment of him was perfectly fair or not, but I do think it was understandable. McDougall keeps obsessing over PJ's "real" identity, and that's got to set off alarm bells, given the past episodes with MOG and with SCO itself. Just what sort of reaction was he expecting to receive, I wonder?