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fp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700515)

In Soviet Russia, NASDAQ delists you!

Re:fp (0, Offtopic)

Neuropol (665537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700532)

your mom.

Re:fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700557)

Surely in Soviet Russia, SCO delists NASDAQ?

MOD PARENT UP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700588)

Don't you guys appreciate a good "In Soviet Russia" joke, you insensitive clods?!

Re:MOD PARENT UP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700645)

In Korea, good "In Soviet Russia" jokes are only for old people

Re:MOD PARENT UP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700872)

kekekekeke ^______^

Summing up the SCO vs IBM trial (5, Funny)

robyannetta (820243) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700517)

Judge (to SCO): Where's your evidence?

SCO Lawyer: Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider: Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk...

Judge: Wait a minute! I'm not going to let you use the Chewbacca defense. This is a carny-like head game from the television show South Park.

SCO Lawyer: But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now, think about that. That does not make sense! Why would a Wookiee--an eight foot tall Wookiee--want to live on Endor with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself, what does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! "Look at me, I'm a lawyer defending SCO, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca. Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense. None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberating and conjugating the Emancipation Proclamation... does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense. If Chewbacca lives on Endor, IBM must have stolen our code we GPL'ed and put on our public FTP site. [pulling a monkey out of his pocket] Here, look at the monkey. Look at the silly monkey! [Judge's head explodes]

Re:Summing up the SCO vs IBM trial (0, Offtopic)

DenDave (700621) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700631)

dude, my head... I'm so freakin' wasted [atomfilms.com]

-supahfly-

NASDAQ Confirms It... (5, Funny)

Your Anus (308149) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700523)

SCO is dying...

Re:NASDAQ Confirms It... (1)

losinggeneration (797436) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700755)

So that's why they were suing other people......

It is only official when Netcraft confirms it..... (3, Funny)

ZosX (517789) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701007)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: SCO Unixware is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered SCO community when IDC confirmed that SCO Unixware market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that SCO has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. SCO is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be an amazing psychic random number generator to determine SCO's future. The hand writing is on the wall: SCO faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for SCO because SCO is dying. Things are looking very bad for SCO. As many of us are already aware, SCO continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

SCO Unixware is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time SCO developers Ben Dover and Rod Inasse only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: SCO is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

GNU leader Richard Stallman states that there are 20 users of NetBSD. How many users of OpenBSD are there? Let's see. The number of NetBSD versus OpenBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 20/5 = 4 OpenBSD users. SCO posts on Usenet are about 1/200,000 of the volume of homoerotic love story posts. Therefore there are about 5 million gay geeks. A recent article put homoerotic geeks at about 80 percent of the SCO market. Therefore there are (40+20+15)/2*(X+i^5) = 37.5 SCO users. This is consistent with the number of SCO Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of SCO, abysmal sales and so on, SCO went out of business and was taken over by Sun who sell another troubled OS. Now Sun is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that SCO has steadily declined in market share. SCO is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If SCO is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. SCO continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, SCO is dead.

Fact: SCO is dying

Re:NASDAQ Confirms It... (-1, Redundant)

TobascoKid (82629) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701045)

In Soviet Russia SCO delists YOU!

Gloating? (3, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700525)

SCO Stock is sitting at $4.30 at opening today. It'll be interesing to see where it goes from here."

While I'm no fan of SCO, particularly after their get-rich-quick plan to sue IBM and license code-which-may-or-may-not-be in Linux, this whole story seems little more than gloating and hardly worthy of a /. post. Is the news that slow today?

Re:Gloating? (2, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700553)


Is the news that slow today?

You and I are both subscribers... looking into the mysterious future, I'd have to say "Yes."

Re:Gloating? (1)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700892)

looking into the mysterious future, I'd have to say "Yes."

Are saying is that no one at Google is doing anything today?

Re:Gloating? (2)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700662)

What can we say... they need a good kicking.

Their stock is down over $0.25.. that's a good start. People are dumping it like a psycho girlfriend.

Re:Gloating? (5, Insightful)

seanadams.com (463190) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700699)

this whole story seems little more than gloating and hardly worthy of a /. post

This isn't gloating, it's war. We can gloat when the litigious bastards are out of business completely.

Slashdot is read by zillions of people who can not only sell their SCO, but also advise others to do so. Slashdot is also read by all kinds of mainstream journalists who might not otherwise notice what SCO is up to. One could argue it's been a damned effective campaign so far. Were it not for /. clearing up the FUD, their stock would probably still be flying high on rampant speculation.

Re:Gloating? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700844)

Ever heard of GrokLaw?

..and they say BillG is good at taking all the credit

I predict a scooby doo ending. (5, Funny)

RobertKozak (613503) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701080)

Were it not for /. clearing up the FUD, their stock would probably still be flying high on rampant speculation.

Darryl : "aaarg. And I would have succeeded if it weren't for those pesky slashdotters and their stupid dog!"

Re:Gloating? (5, Interesting)

ArmchairGenius (859830) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700761)

Not filing your SEC filings is always bad. When it gets so bad NASDAQ delists you, it means that you are about to get sued, and get sued hard. I can pretty much guarantee a Section 10(b) fraud class action gets filed against SCO in the near future. And I also am willing to bet the SEC will start investigating them as well... Good thing they have plenty of lawyers....

Re:Gloating? (3, Funny)

turtledot (827674) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700950)

>"When it gets so bad NASDAQ delists you, it means that you are about to get sued, and get sued hard."
Next we'll see an anouncement from SCO complaining about the litigious nature of society today.

Maybe they'll take out a full page ad in NY Times..

To a chemist it's Fe-y, to everyone else it's iron-y...

Re:Gloating? (4, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700763)

While I'm no fan of SCO, particularly after their get-rich-quick plan to sue IBM and license code-which-may-or-may-not-be in Linux, this whole story seems little more than gloating and hardly worthy of a /. post. Is the news that slow today?


Well, TFA is a Reuters article pointing out that the SEC is considering de-listing a publically traded company because they are in arrears wrt the paper-work they are required to have on file.

This publically traded company is involved in lawsuits that affect several companies and technologies.

It's not as if it's a link to some guys blog -- clearly Reuters thinks it's worth mentioning.

Re:Gloating? (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700976)

Well, TFA is a Reuters article pointing out that the SEC is considering de-listing a publically traded company because they are in arrears wrt the paper-work they are required to have on file.

So?

This publically traded company is involved in lawsuits that affect several companies and technologies.

As I already noted and I think pretty much every /. reader knows by now.

It's not as if it's a link to some guys blog -- clearly Reuters thinks it's worth mentioning. There's a lot of stories on Reuters, damn few of which, even with artful references and such fail to make it as a /. post. I view the post as wishful thinking that this means SCO is dying. They may well be, but there's no guarantee the whole set of suits will go with the failure. Debt holders may evaluate the merits of each and continue on any they think are worthy.

I only know this because a company I worked for failed and existing suits kept right on going for the simple fact that any payout was revenue to debt holders who were likely to get zilch nada.

Re:Gloating? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11701079)

> It's not as if it's a link to some guys blog -- clearly Reuters thinks it's worth mentioning.

Like Reuters never has slow news days, they also syndicate their stories making money that way.

Re:Gloating? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700768)

Slashdot is not about news... I would have thought you had noticed that by now... It is about Microsoft/SCO/EA/United States bashing.

I mean duh!

Re:Gloating? (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700823)

At present it has tanked > 7% which is at the $4.00 mark. Given the severity of the news, I would have expected it to take a dump a lot further than that - 7% is severe but stocks have lost more than that for relatively minor or unfathomable reasons before now.

Re:Gloating? (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700891)

At present it has tanked > 7% which is at the $4.00 mark. Given the severity of the news, I would have expected it to take a dump a lot further than that - 7% is severe but stocks have lost more than that for relatively minor or unfathomable reasons before now.

-7% is hardly a harbinger of doom. With all the program trading these days it's not unusual at all to see 10% fluctuations in companies which are doing quite well, simply due to a sell-off when the price hit someone's mark.

Re:Gloating? (1)

DrXym (126579) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700995)

That's what I'm saying. I've seen my own stocks take a 10% dump in one day, for no reason at all, except that some institutions were hedging this one company against another.

Obligatory MST3K Reference (0, Redundant)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700528)

Down... down... down... down... and... down... down... down... ;P

Another favorite line from same episode (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700771)

Perhaps this is also somewhat applicable:

"This film is nothing but ropes and asses!"

"We're sorry, that story is not available" (1, Informative)

jayed_99 (267003) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700555)

It got slashdotted real quick.

Re:"We're sorry, that story is not available" (2, Funny)

AviLazar (741826) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700602)

Opened just fine for me...quick...almost too quick actually {shifty eyes}

Re:"We're sorry, that story is not available" (2, Funny)

Traegorn (856071) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700757)

Opened just fine for me...quick...almost too quick actually {shifty eyes}

Dear lord man, the word is quickly... adverbs man, adverbs!

That's what happens... (5, Funny)

Jimpqfly (790794) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700558)

... when you don't fill your TPS Report.

Re:That's what happens... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700772)

Somebody must have stolen his red stapler.

requirements? (4, Interesting)

AviLazar (741826) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700560)

Since SCO has stocks issued to the public, aren't they required to fill out the proper paperwork? How does one who own SCO stock supposed to sell his stock? Can they do this w/o getting sued by their share holders?

Re:requirements? (4, Insightful)

DenDave (700621) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700682)

Actually the district attorney will probably end up dragging McBride and his CFO in his office asking what the heck the monkey business is about. After reading above post I expect that McBride will pull a monkey out of his sleeve ..
Whilst I am not purporting to give legal advice, common sense dictates that if you own SCO stock, you should be on the horn to your lawyer jsut about.... now...

Re:requirements? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700875)

you should be on the horn to your lawyer jsut about.... now...

what would you sue for???

Re:requirements? (3, Informative)

oliana (181649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700747)

Being publicly traded and being available on a regulated stock exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE) are two different things. People who own the stock if it gets de-listed will have to find buyers in a different market.

There are several non-regulated stock markets out there. http://www.otcbb.com/ [otcbb.com] Is one.

Re:requirements? (1)

hey (83763) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700901)

Yeah, but where you you find buys for a company with no assests except a groundless law suit?

Re:requirements? (5, Funny)

oliana (181649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701006)

1999

Lawsuits for everyone. (3, Funny)

955301 (209856) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701073)


Okay, so next up, SCO tries to sue the NASDAQ small cap exchange for their delisting policies.

The current shareholders of SCO sue them for failing to file the necessary paperwork to maintain the listing and thereby affecting their ability to trade the stock.

And I'll be sued for pointing out the obvious demise of this company. Finally.

Re:requirements? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700830)

Since SCO has stocks issued to the public, aren't they required to fill out the proper paperwork?

they only have to do paperwork for new issues of stock such as those for employee compensation

How does one who own SCO stock supposed to sell his stock?

just like any other stock, once it goes through the investment bank as a new issue or IPO, the corporation really has no involvement with the trading of the stock in the secondary market. if it is delisted, the stock will simply have a tiny secondary market that will be difficult to find.

Can they do this w/o getting sued by their share holders?

why would shareholders sue their own business?

Ding Dong! (2, Funny)

scmason (574559) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700570)

The witch is dead the wicked witch is dead! OK, now I have to work...

Re:Ding Dong! (4, Funny)

DataPath (1111) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700694)

You're getting ahead of yourself. We're still at the part where the which is saying "I'm melting! I'm melting!"

Only after the witch is well and truly gone do you sing that. In the meantime, we stare in simultaneous horror, awe, and delight.

Up up and away (4, Funny)

vivek7006 (585218) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700573)

SCO Stock is sitting at $4.30 at opening today. It'll be interesing to see where it goes from here.

It will go up. Where else would it go? Afterall they own linux code. And very soon every linux user will be paying them $699 license fees

Re:Up up and away (1)

lawpoop (604919) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700725)

Well, I agree with the 'away' part...

Down, Of Course (1)

Kurt Wall (677000) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700581)

Which is the only direction it deserves to go.

It this the first sign that they are folding (1)

Husgaard (858362) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700593)

Problems filing 10-K indicate serious problems in their accounting department.

Maybe this is the first sign that they are going down?

Re:It this the first sign that they are folding (4, Funny)

The Angry Mick (632931) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700810)

Problems filing 10-K indicate serious problems in their accounting department.

Like the slow realization that all of their income was just sent to David Boies and now there's nothing left to pay the temps that put together the filing for the SEC?

Re:It this the first sign that they are folding (3, Interesting)

oliana (181649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700914)

The article said they are having difficulties with reporting their stock based compensation. There are new (and quite ridiculous) laws concerning stock option expensing. There are various methods to calculate the value of stock options, and every way is more "correct" than the others, and even more "wrong." They are probably having a disagreement with their auditors on their estimates of the value of their stock options.

There is probably nothing wrong with the Accounting department.

It's a trick... (4, Funny)

RyanFenton (230700) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700599)

They just don't want people to be able to watch their stock anymore, so they've made this move to change their stock symbol. Security through obscurity, indeed.

Ryan Fenton

You people are a bunch of (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700620)

...know-nothing turds making obvious comments about the news.

Whatever.

(talking about YOU the posters....)

Re:You people are a bunch of (1)

hey (83763) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700947)

You, friend, are also a poster.

It'll be interesing to see where it goes from here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700635)



I'd say a little lower than the local 7-11 parking lot blow job queen

A funny SCO joke... (5, Funny)

PortHaven (242123) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700637)

Knock! Knock!

Who's there?

SCO!

SCO who?

Re:A funny SCO joke... (1)

saddino (183491) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700809)

SCO who?

darl console Feb 13 22:09
boies ttyp1 Feb 17 11:38

Re:A funny SCO joke... (1)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701052)

Sco Mama

SCOX - SCOXE (5, Informative)

ballpoint (192660) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700649)

Re:SCOX - SCOXE (1)

marika (572224) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700764)

They shouldn't have changed the symbol, it's a waste of time, they should just be proactive and close the account.

Re:SCOX - SCOXE (2, Funny)

mapmaker (140036) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700961)

SCOX, SCOXE, SUXOR

These haxors and their funny spellings. Why can't they just write "SUCKS"?

Stocks (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700652)

Darn, there goes my stock value. Help me make this up.

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Re:Stocks (0)

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good luck with the free mac mini... I want to buy one with actual money and it's almost impossible.

Re:Stocks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700973)

With my SCO stock probably going to nothing I thought this might work. The sad thing is all the employees that are getting screwed because the management wanted to make a quick buck. They should have know that thier case never would have worked. Or maybe they were hoping someone would buy them out. It is just ridiculous


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I hope they make sure... (5, Funny)

macserv (701681) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700709)

...to use the new cover sheet on their 10-K report. Did SCO get that memo?

Re:I hope they make sure... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700781)

yeah, they got the memo

Yeah, interesting's right... (5, Funny)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700710)

It'll be interesing to see where it goes from here.

I predict it'll be going downhill....if there's any downhill left, that is.

/\ \o/
\ | <--- Darryl
\^
\
\

Re:Yeah, interesting's right... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700884)

It's Darl not Darryl. How come no one can get that right?

Re:Yeah, interesting's right... (2, Funny)

DarkMantle (784415) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700942)

I didn't realize Darryls legs were so short

Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700948)

Reason: Your comment looks too much like ascii art.

SELL SHORT? (1)

Kefaa (76147) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700715)

Just curious for those investment savvy people out there. If you sell short and they get delisted what happens?

I hope I did not just cause Etrade to be /.

Re:SELL SHORT? (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700871)

> If you sell short and they get delisted what happens?

The shares don't disappear because they get delisted. They continue to exist, and they even continue to trade. They just don't trade on NASDAQ; they trade only over-the-counter. This will tend to lead to a sharp decline in the price of the stock. You'll likely make a nice profit out of that short.

Chris Mattern

Re:SELL SHORT? (1)

dgenr8 (9462) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701039)

I just tried to short it at Schwab (first time I've ever shorted anything in 20 years of investing).

Got back an error message "The stock is either ineligible to be shorted or no shares are available to short."

They'll appeal (4, Interesting)

sfjoe (470510) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700724)


The rules that lead to being delisted are pretty cut-and-dried. However, a company with a solid business plan to rescue themselves will more often than not be given a break and allowed to remain listed while they work things out. Failing to file your 10-K is almost never an "accident". Add to that the fact that SCO really has no business plan beyond lawsuits and I think we'll likely be seeing them de-listed fairly rapidly.

Your scheduled GNAA SCO post. Complements of ECFA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700726)

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Buying stock certificates? (3, Interesting)

drdanny_orig (585847) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700734)

Is there any way to purchase a single share and get a hardcopy certificate? I think an SCO stock cert from this month might be a really cool thing to hang on the wall.

Yes, I'm serious.

Same thing happened with Enron stocks (4, Interesting)

ishmalius (153450) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700897)

After Enron crashed, their stocks certificates actually became worth more as souvenirs than any possible redemption value (little or none.)

Who's next? (1)

bigtallmofo (695287) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700740)

Well, this campaign appears to be winding down. Which evil company should we target next? We should at least be prepared so we're not caught without someone to bash on /.

And don't say Microsoft. That's too easy.

Re:Who's next? (2, Insightful)

Dan Ost (415913) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700977)

I realize you say this in jest, but I'd like to point out the obvious anyway:
Instead of targetting specific companies, the needs of the community would
probably be better met by efforts to improve existing software and documentation. New software to cover existing gaps is good too. If our offerings
improve, then the community and its resources will grow too, giving us more
power to defend ourself later.

SCO was a good wake up call. Serious enough to make us aware of the dangers,
but weak enough that it couldn't actually harm us. The next danger might not
be so hollow.

not really likely to get delisted... (5, Informative)

draos (672972) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700753)

If the nasdaq adds an 'e' to the symbol then SCO will have 30 days to file the 10-k before they are delisted. Also the nasdaq routinely allows companies to extend the 30 day deadline if the company can make a case for why they are late in filing....so while they are likely to get an e I find it unlikely they will allow themselves to be delisted.

Re:not really likely to get delisted... (5, Informative)

DrXym (126579) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700904)

According to the news release, they'll be delisted on February 25 - i.e. one full week from now unless they appeal.

If they go down. (4, Insightful)

DrStrangeLug (799458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700811)

If SCO dies during the trial , where does that leave the whole Linux IP issue ? Not proven ? Wouldn't it be better if they can at least survive until they get totally defeated in court, as a deterrent against other legal attacks ?

Re:If they go down. (1)

kmartshopper (836454) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700906)

Maybe IBM can buy whats left once they file for bankrupcy :-)

Re:If they go down. (2, Interesting)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701078)

> If SCO dies during the trial , where does that
> leave the whole Linux IP issue ? Not proven ?
> Wouldn't it be better if they can at least survive
> until they get totally defeated in court, as a
> deterrent against other legal attacks ?

That is my fear. I'd prefer to put up with another year of SCO, and have them handed their balls on a platter by a court, than to have them simply cease functioning, and some other company come along, by the foetid remains and restart the process, bringing another two or three years of litigation and threats.

To my mind, having SCO sink now would be bad, because the fundemental claims would not be tested, and it would only invite another attack.

Sco an interesting investment. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700818)

"It'll be interesing to see where it goes from here."

No doubt IBM and some other companies would like to own the copyrights to UNIX.... I predict that SCO stock will go up. Afterall now is the time to buy the company!

Re:Sco an interesting investment. (1)

MartinG (52587) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701008)

But the unix copyrights are quite possibly owned by Novell.

poor ol darl (5, Funny)

ocularDeathRay (760450) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700860)

the wolves at his door
are starting to snarl
this is a sad day
for our dear ol friend darl

We hoped and we prayed
we would see this day come
now the world shall see
suing linux is dumb

The stock on the nasdaq
is being delisted
I hope darls ass
is feeling quite fisted

writing this poem
has been so much fun
under my bosses nose
so I am under the gun

thank you for allowing
my poetic roll
now go ahead and mod me
a useless old troll

buh bye SCO (1)

mapmaker (140036) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700885)

Which part didn't you understand? The buh? Or the bye?

(Lack of) SCO Response (1)

grudy (206896) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700889)

Just for giggles, notice that Yahoo's notice for SCO Form 8K here [yahoo.com] says that SCO issued a press release in connection with the notification on February 17, 2005... SCO's "Press release" [sco.com] is only a reissue of the notice itself (as published on PR NewsWire). Keep your eye on the card... Watch the card... {POOF!}

Sometimes Scum Sinks (1)

Gallenod (84385) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700909)

Oh this is bad news indeed. If SCO is delisted and their stock drops below a dollar then the junk faxers currently targeting my office fax machine with junk stock pitches will start sending me notices about the "great opportunity to buy SCO" at 62 cents.

Then I'll have to choose between buying SCO stock and the fake Disney vacation offers.

Oh the horror. Maybe I should just answer the e-mail from the nice Nigerian who wants me to transfer his millions into my bank account, instead.

On the other hand, it's nice to see SCO sinking to an appropriate level in the economic food chain.

Re:Sometimes Scum Sinks (1)

SmokeHalo (783772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701021)

If SCO is delisted and their stock drops below a dollar then the junk faxers currently targeting my office fax machine with junk stock pitches will start sending me notices about the "great opportunity to buy SCO" at 62 cents.

  1. Sell short, before those offers arrive.
  2. Buy back at 62 cents.
  3. Profit!!
  4. Take the kids on a Disney vacation with your SCO earnings. (Who says they're good for nothing?)

Much like BSD... (1)

Sebby (238625) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700913)

SCO is dead

What? Too Soon?

But seriously, hopefully SCO will die and stay dead!

Other reasons for delisting (1)

satsuke (263225) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700945)

If their stock keeps sliding, they may be delisted for another reason.

If I'm not mistaken (IANAFE - I am not a finance expert), they have to keep their stock above $1.00 and have a total value of $10,000,000 to remain listed (this may be NYSE rules).

I've seen some companies initiate reverse stock-splits to keep their share price above the threshold. Not being listed on NASDAQ isn't the end of the world .. not being listed on say NYSE OTOH.

SCO may not be a very popular company, but I don't think they'll end up listed on the pink sheets any time soon.

They must be scrambling... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11700949)

To figure out how to get one more pump-and-dump out of the market.

History repeats itself... (1)

MsGeek (162936) | more than 9 years ago | (#11700975)

This is the same way thousands of dot-coms went out. Stick a fork in 'em, they're done. SCOXE indeed.

SCO Website (4, Interesting)

rokzy (687636) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701026)

anyone else notice that under "products and services", SCO lists its court cases?

very funny and depressing at the same time.

Screw the Lawyers (4, Interesting)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701034)

SCO's paying their lawyers in stock, which explains their entire strategy: keep the stock price elevated, and cash them in, before they inevitably lose the case and it all collapses. Delisting SCO right away could castrate that strategy, if the lawyers haven't sold any stock yet. Maybe those sharks won't be able to afford to defend themselves from an SEC investigation of that criminal strategy, and get disbarred.

Real Time Quote (3, Informative)

MrByte420 (554317) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701042)

bid: 3.88 ask: 3.91 They're not doing so hot today...

It is now official, Netcraft confirms. (-1, Troll)

ZosX (517789) | more than 9 years ago | (#11701058)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: SCO Unixware is dying.

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered SCO community when IDC confirmed that SCO Unixware market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that SCO has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. SCO is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be an amazing psychic random number generator to determine SCO's future. The hand writing is on the wall: SCO faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for SCO because SCO is dying. Things are looking very bad for SCO. As many of us are already aware, SCO continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

SCO Unixware is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time SCO developers Ben Dover and Rod Inasse only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: SCO is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

GNU leader Richard Stallman states that there are 20 users of NetBSD. How many users of OpenBSD are there? Let's see. The number of NetBSD versus OpenBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 20/5 = 4 OpenBSD users. SCO posts on Usenet are about 1/200,000 of the volume of homoerotic love story posts. Therefore there are about 5 million gay geeks. A recent article put homoerotic geeks at about 80 percent of the SCO market. Therefore there are (40+20+15)/2*(X+i^5) = 37.5 SCO users. This is consistent with the number of SCO Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of SCO, abysmal sales and so on, SCO went out of business and was taken over by Sun who sell another troubled OS. Now Sun is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that SCO has steadily declined in market share. SCO is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If SCO is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. SCO continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, SCO is dead.

Fact: SCO is dying
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