View Full Version : SCO fires Darl McBride

Foster Grant
October 19th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Trying to be nice ... trying to be nice ... ATTN: ATTEMPT FAILED



In an SEC filing published today, SCO revealed that CEO Darl McBride has been terminated and is no longer with the company. The decision to fire the controversial CEO is part of a restructuring plan that is based on recommendations made by the Chapter 11 trustee who was assigned to SCO by the justice department.

McBride was the architect and public face of SCO's misguided campaign against Linux. He claimed that the open source operating system infringed on SCO's copyright and included a significant quantity of code stolen from UNIX System V. On the basis of this claim, SCO threatened to sue a multitude of corporate Linux users and demanded hefty licensing fees. During the ensuing litigation fiasco, an internal SCO memo was revealed which indicated that SCO's own internal code audits of Linux found no actual evidence of infringement. The courts eventually determined that SCO never even owned the relevant UNIX copyrights (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2008/11/final-judgment-sco-owes-novell-millions-plus-interest.ars).

Even after SCO's deception was exposed and the company effectively lost its case, Darl McBride continued to insist (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2008/05/deluded-sco-ceo-on-witness-stand-linux-is-a-copy-of-unix.ars) that the company has evidence of System V code in Linux. No such evidence has been presented and McBride's argument directly contradicts testimony given by other SCO executives. McBride's stubborn detachment from reality has made him a subject of ridicule in the Linux community.

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October 19th, 2009, 05:35 PM
haha good stuff! I'd have shown him the door too! xD

October 19th, 2009, 06:01 PM
I'm sorry to hear when anyone loses their job but if anyone was to get fired this frickin' Troll deserves it.


blur xc
October 19th, 2009, 06:15 PM
too many acronyms- SEC SCO???

Forgive my ignorance...


October 19th, 2009, 06:44 PM
This is best news I have heard all week! That guys been a nutcake for a while. BTW dont breath that Oxygen, SCO copywrights it!

Foster Grant
October 20th, 2009, 05:09 AM
too many acronyms- SEC SCO???

Forgive my ignorance...


SEC=Securities and Exchange Commission

SCO=Santa Cruz Operation (former name of a former company, bought by former Linux vendor Caldera Systems, now just goes by its acronym and tried to be a Unix vendor ... and to destroy Linux)

October 20th, 2009, 05:14 AM
good stuff.

October 20th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Just incase nobody read the full article, theres a very important statement I think many have overlooked.

In a statement issued by SCO's new leadership, the company indicates that it plans to continue its litigation efforts and will move forward with the appeals process.

All is still not well with the world! =(

October 20th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Karma is a bit..! Now the dirtbag is looking for work in the worse economy in living memory! And since he's burned in the industry may I suggest Walmart greeter. I don't think even Microsoft will want to touch a guy that carry way too much baggage even for them.

October 20th, 2009, 07:35 AM
Ge will not be missed.