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So, who is this SCO now?
Authored by: benw on Wednesday, March 27 2013 @ 06:00 AM EDT
As far as I understand it, no. This "SCO" is actually "TSG"
-- the bankrupt shell of
"The SCO Group". The name "SCO" now belongs to
"UnXiS", which doesn't really
exist. "TSG" is operated by a lawyer named Ed Cahn. It is the
successor in
interest to all of the old "SCO" lawsuits, but no other assets of
"SCO". It is just a
shell vampire troll thing.

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So, who is this SCO now?
Authored by: Steve Martin on Wednesday, March 27 2013 @ 07:46 AM EDT

This is the remnant of former Linux vendor Caldera Systems, an entity founded in 1994 by Ransom Love and Bryan Sparks. They acquired the UNIX Server Software and Professional Systems divisions of The Santa Cruz Operation (a UNIX vendor at the time) in 2000 and began doing business under the name "The SCO Group". In 2003 they filed suit against IBM alleging various and sundry things in court filings, and various and sundry Linux evils in public filings.

In 2007, after several adverse court decisions, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which stayed all their lawsuits (including the one against IBM). While in Chapter 11, they sold off all their remaining business operations to unXis in 2011, retaining only various physical assets and the lawsuits (having disposed of or abandoned certain de minimis assets in 2009). Shortly after the sale to unXis, they officially changed their name from "The SCO Group" to "The TSG Group".

They filed in August of last year to convert the bankruptcy to Chapter 7, and that's where they are today, a business with (as they themselves told the Bankruptcy Court) "no proposed future operations", still hanging on to their dream of a big litigation payout from their 2003 lawsuit against IBM (which they are now urging the court to release from the bankruptcy stay and re-open).

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