SCO is downsizing. Ch. 11 Trustee Edward Cahn has filed a motion for the sale, transfer or abandonment of certain de minimis assets. They have also signed a new lease with Canopy, and they hope the court will approve it. The new lease with Canopy is for space more than 50 percent smaller than where they've been. So, no more feet on that huge desk in Darl's office. Remember that picture? Ah, yes, 2004. The bogo accusations. I call them the Bogo Years.
Also, Cahn and SCO are petitioning the court for authority to get rid of some forklift trucks, some computers, and other office equipment without having to ask the court's permission each time and without having to provide notices for each sale. If they can't sell them, they want to be able to toss them out, on proper notice of the abandonment.
Hey, wait! Somebody buy me Darl's computer, will ya, if it goes on the block? Or throw it out in my direction. Like that could happen. But seriously, Linux works great on aged computers, as these are described as being. I'd like to give his computer new life. Heh heh. I could then put my feet up on my desk, and feel mighty fine. After some appropriate forensics.
There will be a hearing on this motion on December 30.
Here are the filings:
SCO was in a space measuring 11,480 square feet and paying $22,715 a month for rent and other charges. Now they signed a lease this month for 4,365 square feet for $9,850 a month. The lease is attached as Exhibit A. So SCO is getting smaller and smaller.
12/06/2009 - 981 - BNC Certificate of Mailing. (related document(s) 976) Service Date 12/06/2009. (Admin.) (Entered: 12/07/2009)
12/06/2009 - 982 - BNC Certificate of Mailing. (related document(s) 977) Service Date 12/06/2009. (Admin.) (Entered: 12/07/2009)
12/07/2009 - 983 - Motion to Approve Certain Procedures for the Sale, Transfer or Abandonment of De Minimis Assets Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. Hearing scheduled for 12/30/2009 at 10:00 AM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington, Delaware. Objections due by 12/23/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Proposed Form of Order # 3 Certificate of Service) (Fatell, Bonnie) (Entered: 12/07/2009)
12/07/2009 - 984 - Motion For Sale of Property under Section 363(b) /// Motion of the Chapter 11 Trustee for Entry of An Order Authorizing The SCO Group, Inc. to Enter Into A Nonresidential Real Property Lease With Canopy Properties, Inc. Nunc Pro Tunc to December 4, 2009 Filed by Edward N. Cahn, Chapter 11 Trustee for The SCO Group, Inc., et al.. Hearing scheduled for 12/30/2009 at 10:00 AM at US Bankruptcy Court, 824 Market St., 6th Fl., Courtroom #3, Wilmington, Delaware. Objections due by 12/23/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Notice # 2 Exhibit A # 3 Proposed Form of Order # 4 Certificate of Service) (Fatell, Bonnie) (Entered: 12/07/2009)
Seriously. Don't abandon a thing. Put it on eBay, for real. A lot of geeks will pay you for Darl's swivel chair and pen holder. Dibs on the computer. I'm not a bit kidding. Talk about flax into gold. You shouldn't turn your back on this fabulous opportunity.
Incidentally, the motion describes SCO's business like this:
5. The Debtors' core business focus is to serve the needs of small-to-medium sized businesses and branch offices and franchisees of Fortune 1000 companies, by providing reliable, cost-effective UNIX software technology for distributed, embedded, and network-based systems. Among other things, the Debtors have also focused on mobility products and services for personal and professional productivity.
"Among other things." Other things like telling Linux, "Your money or your life." Nice business. But this paragraph indicates that they are desirous of staying in the UNIX business, unless or until they can sell it off at least. Maybe Hans Bayer talked to them.
Seriously, if you are going to get rid of any computers, please give them to an organization that can put Linux on them and donate them to kids in schools that can't afford to buy their own.
Update: I may have overestimated interest in Darl Memorabilia, judging from tce's comment, subject line "toxic":
Authored by: tce on Monday, December 07 2009 @ 11:28 PM EST
Not with a 10 foot pole.
Not with a mouse.
Not in my house.
Not with a metal shredder.
Not with a pick and shovel.
Not. Not. Not.
Would be happy to help pay for a data recovery biz to do an extract.
- safety first.