Here's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on ComputerWorld on SCO rising from the dead. We'll see. I'd describe it more like keeping the patient on life support, while hoping for a cure. The plan hasn't been approved yet, y'all. As for who is the actual buyer, it's reportedly Eric LeBlan. See updates to our last article.
I'll repeat the information we posted as an update to the last article:
On Mr. LeBlan, here are some links for you to get started: So is Unix heading to Iraq? Google is your friend. Nothing SCO does surprises me any more, though, not even yesterday's events. In fact, privately I predicted to several Groklaw folks that this is more or less the kind of thing I thought they'd try. SCO never gives up. The judge seemed surprised, calling it a Perry Mason moment. But that's because he doesn't know SCO like we do.
MerchantBridge website - click on the news page, and you'll see what this business is
[I'm now told there is a lot of Flash going on.]
Corporate Watch [PDF] on UK companies in Iraq, including Merchant Bridge:
58. MerchantBridge Corporate Watch: "CORPORATE
CARVE-UP - THE ROLE OF UK CORPORATIONS IN
IRAQ, MARCH 2003-MARCH 2006" [PDF]:
£22,072,550 from Iraqi investors
MerchantBridge was appointed 'lead advisor' to the Iraqi
Ministry of Industry and Minerals for the 'Lease of Industrial
Factories Programme,' (Jan 2004).
In September 2005
MerchantBridge launched the Mansour Bank, with $38.5m; 90% from Iraqi investors.
'lead advisor' to Iraq Ministry of Industry and Minerals for factory lease programme (Jan
Launched Mansour Bank (Sep 2005), capitalised at $38.5m; 90% from Iraqi investors.
I just discovered around a hundred substantive emails that were somehow routed into my spam folder. I'm not sure why, but they were important emails going back to early May, and I have only discovered them now. But please know that if you didn't hear back from me, that is why, and I'll do my best to answer you all as I can. I'm sorry if you worried or were puzzled. I was puzzling too, because I thought some of you had gone walkabout, so I am really glad to hear from all of you.