Gartner: SCO's Legal Fees Could Jeopardize Its Software Business

http://lwn.net/Articles/59492/ Recent moves compromise SCO mission as software firm; place law firm in position of growing power to set agenda for SCO compensation. Summary with forum comments. [LWN: Linux Weekly News] Gartner: SCO's Legal Fees Could Jeopardize Its Software Business [Posted November 20, 2003 by corbet] at the Gartner Group. " The latest share issue will dilute shareholders' investments about 3.5 percent. It comes on top of a previously announced arrangement giving Boies, Schiller & Flexner a
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