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Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Bills in SCO's Bankruptcy - Updated
Wednesday, June 04 2008 @ 10:41 PM EDT

So, more filings in the SCO bankruptcy, and more bills. The accountants, Tanner, have filed their 8th interim bill since SCO filed for Chapter 11 protection. Astonishing, isn't it? The grand total of all of Tanner's bills comes to $264,296.30 plus expenses. When SCO first filed, back in September of 2007, it actually still had some money. How about now?

Meanwhile, we wait for the Utah court to decide how it will rule. Nothing on Pacer today again. What is there to do? How about coming up with some haiku?

Here's Steve Martin's offering:

Five weeks now have passed.
In Utah wheels are turning.
Waiting is no fun.

Here's mine:

Nothing on Pacer.
Like sands seep through an hourglass
Cash dribbles away...

Feel free to come up with your own haiku. We might as well have some fun while we wait.

Update: Someone suggested we might branch out into iambic pentameter, and an anonymous contributor offers this:

How about iambic pentameter? Ok.
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 05 2008 @ 09:59 PM EDT
Shall I compare thee to a line of code?
Thou art more prolix and less relevant.
Rough drafts do send the analysts away,
And draw attention from the elephant.
But thy transgressions will not disappear,
Nor mitigate thy well deserv'ed fate.
Your contract has begun its final year
And Lindon's lease hath all too short a date.
A thousand eyeballs could not find a match.
Ten thousand nerds have nailed you to the wall.
Too hot the sun of Groklaw lights the sky -
There was no System V in there at all!
So long as we have breath and eyes to see,
So long lives this, and this will finish thee.

(well, nobody said good iambic pentameter)

And if we are branching out, why not a limerick?

An litigious fellow, MacBride,
Linux coattails attempted to ride.
He claimed all the code,
of the coattails he rode,
And tried to spread FUD far and wide.

Update 2:

So many of you seem to enjoy haiku, I thought I'd share with you my all-time favorite haiku, although it has nothing to do with SCO. It's by Issa, my favorite haiku poet, who was orphaned very young and mistreated by his stepmother for the rest of his childhood:

My dead mother --
every time I see the ocean.
every time.

Update 3:

Another worthy entry:

Sonnet: On A Plan Too Clever by Half
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, June 06 2008 @ 04:01 PM EDT

When in disgrace with Wall Street and men's eyes,
I all alone bewept my outcast state;
While deaf investors spurn'd my bootless cries,
I look'd on Caldera, and curs'd my fate.
Yet in these thoughts my circumstance despising,
Haply I thought on Linux -- then my state
(Like to the flight of pump'ed stock price rising
On painted line) sang hymns at heaven's gate;
For surely no such long-haired smelly swarm
To such great heights of enterprise had flown
without the aid of those who wish me harm,
Or stealing all from Unix, which I own.
So I can get six bills from each of them,
And all I need do is: sue IBM.


: D

Here are the filings:

484 - Filed & Entered: 05/30/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection (No Order Required) Regarding Sixth Monthly Fee Application of Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Special Counsel to the Debtors and Debtors-in-Possession for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses for the Period March 1, 2008 Through March 31, 2008 (related document(s)[471] ) Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Schnabel, Eric)

485 - Filed & Entered: 06/03/2008
Certificate of Service
Docket Text: Certificate of Service for Certificate of No Objection Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Schnabel, Eric)

486 - Filed & Entered: 06/03/2008
Application for Compensation
Docket Text: Monthly Application for Compensation (Eighth) for Services and Reimbursement of Expenses, as Accountants to the Debtors for the Period from May 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008 Filed by Tanner LC. Objections due by 6/23/2008. (Attachments: # (1) Notice # (2) Exhibit A # (3) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

487 - Filed & Entered: 06/03/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection Regarding Debtors' Motion to Approve the Expansion of the Scope of Retention of Tanner LC to Audit the Debtors' 401(k) Plan for the Year Ended December 31, 2007 in Accordance with ERISA Rules and Regulations for the Debtors Nunc Pro Tunc to April 2, 2008 (related document(s)[461] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Certificate of Service and Service List) (Werkheiser, Rachel)

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