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SCO Group boss Jeff Hunsaker has done away with corporate speak in his latest seasonal note to partners and customers and replaced it with a terse, blunt message that reads: "Blah. Blah. Blah." Sadly the CEO and president of the bloodied and bruised software company was not immediately available for comment, but we think this …

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Don't forget

...to pay your $699 licensing fee, you...

Whoops, wrong site ;o)

In all seriousness, are they still here?

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What's the problem?

It's the most sense we've heard come out of SCO for years!

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I could be wrong...

...but this looks like a CRM SNAFU. (says the CRM guy...)

Somebody was probably doing a demo on the live system instead of the sandbox. Didn't mean to hit "Send". Oopsie...

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Makes as much sense as anything else SCO says

Maybe they had to lay off their corporate communications guy?

// Tux rules, SCO drools!

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At least...

At least they finally said one thing I can honestly say I do not take offense to.

Thanks, Darl, for all the laughs.

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Coat

Perhaps it's a legal issue....

i.e. they could only afford to pay their lawyers to approve one word - 'blah'!!!

Or alternatively it could be a Ballmer-inspired message.... "I have 3 words for you ... Blah, Blah, Blah!"

Mine's the one with the walkman in the pocket playing the remix of "developers developers developers developers...."

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Ha Ha!

You're a mactard!

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@I could be wrong...

"...but this looks like a CRM SNAFU. (says the CRM guy...)"

I agree - the site contains a lot of empty articles and the kind of general rubbish you might see in a mock-up. Oh dear

@Peter Simpson

"Maybe they had to lay off their corporate communications guy?...."

Certainly looks like it.

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TSCOG has partners and customers?

I thought TSCOG had sued enough of them to make the others flee in terror.The BIG legal battle was with IBM (ex-partner (monterey) and customer). That got delayed for the argument with Novell (partner: TSCOG collects license fees on Unix for Novell and is supposed to hand the money on to Novell). The bankruptcy stopped the lack of progress in TSCOG vs Daimler-Chrysler (ex-customer) and TSCOG vs Autozone (ex-customer). TSCOG vs SUSE would be in arbitration if both sides had not agreed to wait until after the bankruptcy. Redhat vs TSCOG was waiting for the result of TSCOG vs Novell, but that will have to wait until after the bankruptcy too.

TSCOG has sent nastygrams to many fortune 1000 companies. There cannot be many people outside the third world that TSCOG has not sued or threatened to sue. They have claimed that all linux users owe them money. That almost certainly means you as at least one out of your satnav, router or PVR is a linux box.

If anyone is thinking about being a TSCOG partner or customer remember their chief activity is litigation and judging by their track record, they are not very good at it. (TSCOG changed its name. It used to be Caldera - a Linux distributor!)

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service pack 7.1.4 revealed

so it says a little lower on the page. They do something with software? customers can download it at no charge... all 5 of them.

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Copyright

Hey, SCO has reproduced, in full, the text of my short story 'Dreaming in a meeting'.

That's a copyright violation.

Where do I send the writ?

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Works of Boris

so he thought he'd give it a go

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Stop

Simple explanation:

That message is from the SCO partners website.

Do you suppose they have any partners any more?

Exactly. He knows nobody's listening, so he's not putting in any more effort than is relevant to the audience he's addressing.

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An open letter

Dear Mr. Hunsaker:

On behalf of people every where who have been following the trials and tribulations of SCO over the years, I would like to make a suggestion. Simply it is this, ODFO.

kthnxbai.

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Not Found

Sadly, it appears that the page has been deleted, I got a 'not found'.

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Stolen by Linux!

Clearly the intellectual property which makes up their site content was stolen by the Linux people, just like their operating system code!

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Unhappy

Are they still here?

Interesting comment that they are looking for a buyer to take their UNIX whilst they focus on the IP lawsuits. I have to ask, since lawyers cost money. Where the f*** is the money coming from? No one is buying SCO UNIX now (leaving aside its technical merits, procurement folks will be nervous about sending orders to a company whose finances are so precarious, and Linux is well understood to be a suitable enterprise alternative even by people who only read Forbes) and the mobile server business is barely off the ground and surely can't be pumping wads of cash into SCO's coffers.

I feel really sad for SCO's engineers and the other folk who had nothing to do with this lawsuit. SCO UNIX was, and is, really quite good, and the management pissed it all away chasing rainbows. Yet another casualty of hubris. I'll file it with DEC and SGI.

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The truth

At least this time they told the truth.

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Happy

They're just using their own documentation

http://uw713doc.sco.com/en/MM_admin/_H_em_define_header.html

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Message-Id: <>

Message-Id: some text

Message-Id: <legal text@domain> blah blah blah

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@Peter Simpson

"Maybe they had to lay off their corporate communications guy?...."

Or, maybe, their corporate communications guy just got laid, and thought, fuck it, I don't care anymore

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SCO boss to customers

Bloody hell! They still have customers?

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The page has gone!

Someone must have taken it? Watch out, if they find out who did it they'll have their lawyers after you quicker than you can say BLAH!

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I was woundering

Is it some huge law firm that owns the majority of TSCOG ???

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"Document Not Found"

It's gone now.

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Message is gone, just like SCOX

Yep! It's a goner!

On the other hand, that's most intelligent thing Hunsaker has mumbled yet! Now I see why he makes the big bucks, I mean USED to make the big bucks.

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maybe.....

.... he's not discovered ODFO yet??

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Jobs Horns

Re: Ha Ha!

My sentiments exactly. I had to clear the browser cache on my PC after seeing that image - don't want stinking blue balls in my cache!

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Uh

SCO, alot like the stuff behind my toilet which refuses to die.

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