Ars Technica reports that SCO, the bankrupt (both morally and financially) company with a tangled history of amalgamations and renaming, and which has been fighting a losing battle against Linux (via courtroom debacles with Novell, IBM, Autozone and Red Hat) has filed a fourth reorganisation plan. The whole sorry saga of how SCO’s deluded CEO Darl McBride dragged the company into a legal morass can be read at the famous and excellent Groklaw blog. With SCO’s claims mere dust in the wind, Groklaw appears to be entering a phase of consolidation, as it sorts through the astonishing quantity of court filings and other documentation and comment the site has generated over the last four years or so since SCO launched is big action against IBM. During that period, the story has been spectacularly convoluted, ultimately revealing that not only does SCO not own Unix copyrights, but that they actually owed Novell a significant wad of cash (still unpaid as SCO use it to bankroll continued legal action).
As far as I know, and despite his role in the company’s looming demise, McBride seems to remain at the helm and is presumably one of the four top executives in line for continued remuneration.
On the basis of this report, SCO are just going to sink deeper into bankruptcy. I was going to write "good", but actually I do feel sorry for their workforce many of whom will have been made redundant as a consequence of McBride’s delusions.