Scofacts: Home, Scorecard, Courtroom, Misc., Changes.
Case files: Daimler, Yarro, Bankruptcy, Others.

SCOfacts: some information about The SCO Group.

Compiled by Al Petrofsky. Please send corrections to <al@scofacts.org>.

* * * January 2011 appeal argument audio is here * * *

* * * July 2009 bankruptcy hearing audio and transcript is here and June one is here * * *

Disclosure: I have been the registered owner of one hundred shares of SCO's common stock since May 19, 2004 (see the stock certificate). However, until February 2009, I owed a larger number of shares to a broker, and I therefore had a net short position (see my trading history). Although I no longer have a direct financial interest in decreasing the public perception of SCO's value, the prudent reader will nevertheless scrutinize any information I provide regarding SCO. To facilitate this, I attempt to provide, wherever possible, convenient links to more persuasive documents, e.g., links to images of signed court filings, or to SEC filings directly from sec.gov.

Disclaimers:
The "sco" in "scofacts.org" is only used to identify the subject matter here. Scofacts is not endorsed by the "SCO Group" Delaware corporation, nor by any of the registered owners of "SCO" trademarks.
I am not a member of any bar, and I am certainly not your attorney at law. Nothing I write should be relied upon as legal counsel.
I was licensed to advise investors (beginning in 2000) by the NASD (CRD# 4169912) and by some states, but I do not currently work in that industry, I know nothing of your finances, and I do not purport to give investment advice.
I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley in 1995, but I am not a licensed electrician, and I know nothing of your home's wiring.
I became a sworn officer of the State of California in 2000 (notary public commission #1285745), but this is so irrelevant that you should hold it against me that I even mention it.

Introduction

On May 14, 2003, Linux vendor Caldera International (which, two days later, changed its name to "The SCO Group") announced that it would cease distributing Linux, that it now considered Linux "an unauthorized derivative of UNIX", and that "legal liability for the use of Linux may extend to commercial users". Thus began its so-far unsuccessful campaign to collect license fees from the world's Linux users. Two months earlier, Caldera had sued IBM for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and two contract claims, seeking at least $1 billion in damages. By Autumn, SCO's market capitalization (the market value of its stock) had jumped from less than $20 million to over $200 million, thus capturing the interest of investors as well as Linux users.

There's much more to say, but the focus of Scofacts is simply to help people find some of the pertinent documents and records. My theory is that if you want more narrative about the matter, then your best source is the judges' rulings in the cases (to the extent any rulings have been made), and your second-best source is the briefs of the parties to the cases. You can find those here, plus a few other bits of information I've thrown in now and then.

For copious analysis and speculation, try some of the links on the miscellany page.

What's new

* * * January 2011 appeal argument audio is here * * *

* * * July 2009 bankruptcy hearing audio and transcript is here and June one is here * * *

As of 2007-11-25, most of the pages on this site have not been updated for more than a year. Two pages that do include some recent information are the short interest page and the bankruptcy page. Check the changes page to see what else may be new.

Scorecard

The Scorecard attempts to somewhat concisely track the status of all the claims in the SCOsource-related suits by and against SCO, and to provide convenient links to the most pertinent documents. It includes a table of SCOsource financial results, a summary of court decisions, and a table of all the claims and counterclaims.

Courtroom proceedings

The Courtroom Proceedings page has a table of all past court dates and scheduled future court dates in the SCOsource cases, including summaries of each proceeding and links, when available, to the notices, minutes, transcripts, recordings, resulting orders, any motions heard and the parties' briefs regarding them, and any other particularly pertinent documents.

Legal filings

SCO vs. DaimlerChrysler

The Daimler Case File page has a nearly complete archive of filings in the SCO vs. DaimlerChrysler case. There's also a Daimler Update page that usually has a summary of the most recent significant filings, with links to applicable court rules.

Yarro vs. Noordas, etc.

The Yarro Case Files page has a nearly complete archive of filings in the Yarro et al v. Kreidel et al and Canopy et al v Yarro et al cases. A quick who's who: Yarro is SCO's Chairman, Canopy is SCO's largest shareholder (owns about 30%), the Noorda Family Trust is Canopy's majority shareholder (or was, at least), Ray and Lewena Noorda are the trust's trustees, and Val Noorda Kreidel is their daughter. (There are other past and present relationships between these entities, but that's enough to get you started.) There's also a Yarro Update page that usually has a summary of recent developments. Note: SCO is not a party to these cases and they are not included in the scorecard's table of SCOsource-related claims.

Other Cases

The Other Cases page mostly consists of items I place there when I happen to come across them before sco.tuxrocks.com does. See the tuxrocks pages for complete listings of SCO cases. There are also a few things here on tangential cases that tuxrocks does not cover (including the Jeff Merkey lunacy).

Miscellany

A few other things, including addresses and quick descriptions of other websites of interest to SCO observers, and mirrors of some of those sites.

Changes

A log for changes to this site. The RSS version is at http://scofacts.org/changes.rss.


Copyright 2004, 2005 Al Petrofsky. All parties are granted license to copy, modify, etc., this page according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Public License.

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