SCO's CEO get's terminated....

According to the Form 8-K filed by SCO this morning they have restructured eliminating the CEO position and thus terminating CEO Darl McBride.  The company also said it is looking for additional funding and will be selling off it's non-core assets to raise working capital.  The COO, Jeff Hunsaker, CFO, Ken Nielsen, and Chief Legal Counsel, Ryan Tibbitts, will stay for the time being and work with the Chapter 11 appointed Trustee, Edward Cahn, and his advisors.

While their is no announcement yet, I believe this is the beginning of the end to the SCO Lawsuits over Unix Copyright they claimed to own but were illegally put into Linux.  There was considerable speculation back in Augast (See SCO is back in the Game?) that the Trustee and his advisors may not have the same drive to push forward with the lawsuits that Mr. McBride did.  This restructuring at least points to the fact that they didn't like the leadership and direction he was giving the company.  Stay tuned to your news readers we all might actually live to see the end of this lawsuit.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.