SCO has petitioned the Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to be allowed to hire temps to do its accounting, "to assist the Debtors prepare for the Debtors' fiscal year end as well as other matters". SCO had seven people in the finance department, but after SCO filed for bankruptcy, "approximately half of the accounting personnel resigned or were terminated, including the resignation of two accounting personnel, each with over ten years' experience..."
09/16/2007 14 Motion to Authorize Motion of the Debtors for
Authorization to Employ and Compensate Temporary Employees Filed by The
SCO Group, Inc.. Hearing scheduled for 9/18/2007 at 09:15 AM at US
Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington,
Delaware. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Form of Order) (O'Neill, James)
So, the folks with the deepest knowledge of what happened are now disappeared? In a manner of speaking. If I were Novell, those are the very people I'd most want to talk with. By the way, the date indicates the lawyers were working on Sunday on this.