Caldera v. Microsoft: Take the money and run


— 1:53 AM on January 11, 2000

That's right, the Caldera vs. Microsoft suit is over. Per this article at ABC News.com, the parties settled today for an undisclosed sum. The article estimates, however, that Caldera got around $155 million for its trouble. Chump change for MS, of course, but not a bad little haul for Caldera. Of course, they were claiming damages of $1.6 billion, but hey, give a little, take a little.

My favorite part of the article is the requisite Microsoft sound bite. This time it comes from a Microsoft attorney who says "Rather than litigating, we prefer to focus on building great software for our customers in this dynamic and competitive industry." Golly-gee, Beav, that's just swell. You knew they were gonna work in that C word any way they could.

 
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