SCO admits to multi billion dollar dreams
SCO was predicting that revenues from its SCOsource licences for Linux would generate billions of dollars for the company, chief executive Darl McBride testified in a deposition on 27 March 2007.
The company did "a lot of work" to create models projecting potential revenues.
"It's just a ridiculously big number," McBride said, according to a court transcript (PDF) posted on the Groklaw legal website.
"I guess we could get finite on whether the number is $5bn or $1bn or $6bn. The point is that it was a lot of money for the company, and the size of company that we were."