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SCO's Proposed Buyer and Mail Issues
Tuesday, June 16 2009 @ 04:55 PM EDT

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:
A profile

LinkedIn profile

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

http://www.mbih.com

Financial/consulting

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.

Corporate Watch: "CORPORATE CARVE-UP - THE ROLE OF UK CORPORATIONS IN IRAQ, MARCH 2003-MARCH 2006" [PDF]:
9. MerchantBridge

22.07m (capitalisation)

http://www.mbih.com

Financial

'lead advisor' to Iraq Ministry of Industry and Minerals for factory lease programme (Jan 2004)

Launched Mansour Bank (Sep 2005), capitalised at $38.5m; 90% from Iraqi investors.

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.

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.

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