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SCO Officially Changes Its Name to TSG
Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:07 AM EDT

The SCO Group, what's left of it, has filed an amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation in Delaware, officially changing its name from The SCO Group, Inc. to TSG Group, Inc. So it's time to say a fond farewell to SCO.

It wants the caption in the bankruptcy case to be changed to read:

TSG Group, Inc. (f/k/a The SCO Group, Inc. et al)
Formerly known as. Like they're a rock star. The et al references SCO Operations, Inc., now to be known as TSG Operations, Inc., which doesn't make a lot of sense, if you think deeply, but then, this is SCO. I assume that this is because SCO sold the trade name to unXis, and unXis will be selling the software products. I say I assume, because SCO's filing [PDF] with the court was an APA with many things left blank, including, as far as a quick check indicates, who gets the name SCO. Then again, does anyone want it? Here's a question. What about the headers on the documents in SCO v. IBM or SCO v. Novell? I mean, exactly who is who going forward? Is anyone going forward? That's the real question.

The odd thing is, Novell is now Attachmate's property, so that is changed, and SCO sold its software assets to unXis, but it retained the prior litigation, so that changed, and the lenders appear to be no longer in harmony with SCO or each other, so that's a change, and so who exactly is SCO nowadays? If SCO is TSG, who is SCO? Nobody? Or is unXis going to call itself unXiSCO like the domain name?

Maybe nobody wants to be called SCO. Maybe it's like a mobster entering the witness protection program.

Or it's just to get a fresh start. OK. But to do what with the new name? Then again, that's what a name change usually means, isn't it, that the name has bad associations in people's minds, and someone would like to slough off the old baggage and start anew, with no clue to newcomers that the baggage ever existed.

But then again, if all that is left of SCO is the litigation, what do you need a new name *for*? Start anew to do what? Maybe it's like Caldera changing its name to The SCO Group, because you want people to be confused as to who owns what? Hmm. Deep thoughts for such a lovely Saturday morning. Like Scarlet O'Hara, I'll think about this tomorrow.

Also, more bills arrive. The lenders must be going crazy. Wait until Blank Rome finally sends in its bills. This should give the lenders a taste of what it felt like to be Novell or the other creditors who got royally stiffed in slow motion. It seems there is a kind of sua sponte balance in the universe after all.

Here's Ocean Park's bill for March and the motion to change SCO's name on the court filings:

05/06/2011 - 1270 - Monthly Application for Compensation of Ocean Park Advisors, LLC (Eighteenth) for the period March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. Objections due by 5/26/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Exhibit A # 3 Exhibit B # 4 Certificate of Service) (Tarr, Stanley) (Entered: 05/06/2011)

05/06/2011 - 1271 - Motion to Amend Caption // Motion of Chapter 11 Trustee for the Entry of an Order Approving Revised Case Caption Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. Hearing scheduled for 5/23/2011 at 11:00 AM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington, Delaware. Objections due by 5/16/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Exhibit A # 3 Proposed Form of Order # 4 Certificate of Service) (Tarr, Stanley) (Entered: 05/06/2011)

I know. You are starting to think about what TSG stands for in your creative brains. It's inevitable, but I don't think anyone will be able to top TSG standing for "The SCO Gang."

Update: Well, Groklaw member NobodyYouKnow has topped me. He suggests that TSG stands for "They're Still Going".


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Corrections here please
Authored by: nsomos on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:10 AM EDT
If there are any corrections, please group them here
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Off Topic posts here
Authored by: nsomos on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:17 AM EDT
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Pick your News (News Picks) and post about it here ...
Authored by: nsomos on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:24 AM EDT
This would be a lovely place to post comments about the News Picks.
Don't make us guess WHICH pick you post about, but instead
be kind enough to place the News Pick name either in the
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Comes collection contributions come here
Authored by: nsomos on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:28 AM EDT
Thanks for your efforts.

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Didn't I read that McDonald's Corp uses the software?
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:30 AM EDT
Didn't I read that McDonald's Corp uses the software?

If that is the case, then a support deal with just that
company might mean some cash income that is worth a certain
amount of money?

What others like that are there who will be wanting services
of TSG, in the same way maybe?

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Logical move?
Authored by: rsmith on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 09:38 AM EDT

Their last name change went so well for them!

And so does SCO exit the stage, not with a bang but with a whisper. It will not be missed by many.

Intellectual Property is an oxymoron.

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Nested abbreviations, with a visit from the Department of Redundancy Department
Authored by: uw_dwarf on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 10:24 AM EDT
The Santa Cruz Operation Group Group.

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Name changes
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Actually, I think most name changes simply reflect the
changing (usually growing) nature of the business, usually
diversification to include much more than the original name
US Steel -> USX Corporation
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. -> PPG Industries, Inc.
Kentucky Fried Chicken -> KFC
Boston Chicken -> Boston Market

Other cases are when there's a merger between roughly
equally-sized companies, especially regional ones with
different geographic areas. E.g. in the late 1980s or early
1990s, Piedmont Airlines and Allegheny Airways merged to form
US Air. OTOH, I think the more recent name change from US
Air to US Airways had more to do with making poor on-time
performance disappear from easy view when online booking
sites like Orbitz and Travelocity first became popular....

BTW, did anyone else think of "ATM machine" when reading "TSG

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"TSG Group"
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 10:27 AM EDT
So,wait... They're The SCO Group Group?!?

- Matthew Raymond

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Good riddance to bad rubbish! ->SCO
Authored by: SilverWave on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 01:39 PM EDT
We wont miss you.

RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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TLA's are important
Authored by: DannyB on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 04:35 PM EDT
The Smoking Gun
Two-faced Services Group
Twisted Sinister Gangsters
Thieving Scallywag Gamblers
Twin Swindler Guys

The price of freedom is eternal litigation.

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Rock Star??
Authored by: jbeadle on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 07:16 PM EDT
In their dreams, maybe...


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They can't have real plans
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:05 PM EDT
So they choose a name and don't even check
if the domain is still free, in GB will not be happy.


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Changing to a meaningless name is the natural last step in the unXis restructuring plan
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 08:57 PM EDT
As I have told you a number of time, selling all assets and
activities to a new company created for the purpose, who
will then be the new legal identity of the original business
is a standard restructuring plan for Ch. 11 companies.

The standard second-last step in this plan is for the old
company to divest itself of the name, so it can be freely
used by the new company identity.

The last step that typically follows is Liquidation of the
empty old company, who has nothing but debts and the cash
from the asset sale.

One exception to this is where the old company is also
involved in litigation, and is thus kept around as a
litigant for as long as needed. Usually this occurs in the
context of being the defendant in an expensive class action
suit, but in the case of the former tSCOg, it is as the
plaintiff in a hopeless lawsuit and several countersuits.

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future murkiness
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, May 07 2011 @ 09:10 PM EDT
What's to keep the new owners from changing their name back to sco
and further confusing the courts as to who the old sco really was? It
seems to me that it would add yet another level of murkiness to the
brand that once was before greed (daryl) renamed Caldera to sco and
tainted its good name.

Maybe its just a tin foil moment, but ever since Daryl came on the scene,
I find myself asking many such questions.

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SCO Officially Changes Its Name to TSG
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, May 08 2011 @ 08:45 AM EDT
T he
S cum
G roup

That's about right.

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SCO Officially Changes Its Name to TSG
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, May 08 2011 @ 06:07 PM EDT
They Suck Good Group?
The Sucker Gang Group?
The Still Greedy Group?
They'll Start Grieve Group?
Totally Stupid Gentlemen Group?

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"The Smartest Guys" Group - EnrUnxiSCO
Authored by: SirHumphrey on Sunday, May 08 2011 @ 06:32 PM EDT
Not only have SCOXQ.BK decided to act like that reprehensible former company,
but as their actions have mirrored Enron, so has their share price.

And they will soon branch out into redundant tautologies and ATM machines
requiring PIN numbers to be entered via the instructions on the LCD display.

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SCO Officially Changes Its Name to TSG
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, May 09 2011 @ 03:37 PM EDT
So it is a derivative of The SCO Group Group. That's like AC Current is a
derivative of Alternating Current Current. A useless redundancy. But they
are officially making it a permanent part of their name. How telling of this
whole fiaSCO. Or maybe that is why they are making the change but it is a
stupid one. (In my personal opinion.)

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The Litigation Engine formerly known as The SCO Group
Authored by: eggplant37 on Monday, May 09 2011 @ 06:17 PM EDT

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Protest reaction
Authored by: crs17 on Monday, May 09 2011 @ 10:25 PM EDT
To protest The SCO Group's name change to TSG Group, IBM just announced that it
too is changing its name, to International Business Machines. They expect to
shortly begin offering a new retro edition of the famed IBM selectric
typewriter, called the International Business Machines' ST.

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SCO Officially Changes Its Name to TSG
Authored by: phands on Tuesday, May 10 2011 @ 05:27 AM EDT
Looks like TSG are starting off as SCO would like...they're already usurping the property of other companies..... Link to The Inquirer article And the paragraph of interest, thanks to The Inquirer...
The name TSG is already in use by a technology consulting firm in the UK, as is the domain name But then SCO has never been shy about staking a claim to something that doesn't belong to it.

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