I missed this when it happened, but it’s never too late for a bit of schadenfreude: SCO was deregistered on December 27th. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving company.

This is what happens when your flagship product is a great big steaming pile of manure, and instead of fixing it, you try to bluff on a great big hand of nothing by claiming that IBM stole your precious, precious software and put it into Linux. It might take a while, but even Microsoft’s money won’t save you.

Here’s their share price five-year chart:


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If you were one of the gullible fools who bought into their story in late 2003, wouldn’t you be feeling silly about now?