No one has taken SCO’s lawsuits against Linux-using companies seriously for years, but somehow or the other SCO kept hanging on like a bad cold that you couldn’t quite shake. The main reason for this was that SCO CEO Darl McBride doesn’t know the meaning of surrender. Time after time, McBride would come up with a new buyer or a re-take on a long dead anti-Linux legal claim and SCO would stagger forward once more. Until now. This morning, October 19th, SCO filed an 8K with the SEC, which announced that the company had fired McBride.
It took them long enough.
To be more precise, SCO, under the order of the Bankruptcy Court, has “eliminated the Chief Executive Officer and President positions and consequently terminated Darl McBride.” That leaves COO, Jeff Hunsaker; CFO, Ken Nielsen’ and General Counsel, Ryan Tibbitts nominally in charge. It’s clear as glass though that it’s the Chapter 11 Trustee, Edward Cahn, former chief U.S. district judge, is the one who’s really calling the shots.