Of course SCO is appealing the final ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in its intellectual property dispute with Novell. This is the company that attempted to sell off part of its business for the express purpose of continuing the litigation, after all.
But when I saw the Computerworld headline confirming the appeal, I was incredulous. Then I got mad at having to waste blog space on this again. Is SCO the only one that can't see the writing on the wall? The end is not just near, the end has arrived.
Granted, the trial court did leave the door open for an appeal. SCO is simply taking advantage of that opportunity. However, pleadings that ask the court to reconsider all previous rulings or to grant a new trial smack of desperation. Yes, attorneys have an obligation to zealously represent their clients' interest, but at what point does zealous representation turn the corner toward an exercise in futility?
Even more perplexing, who is paying the court costs and legal fees to continue this sad saga? It doesn't make sense anymore.