Ask thinks so. More than a few times, I've heard both speculation and suggestions that someone should just buy what's left of VA Linux^H^H^H^H^HSoftware. "Someone" generally means IBM or Sun.

VA might make sense as part of a larger organization, but as it stands now things are very shaky. I remember a month or two ago, hearing that they just had another round of layoffs. That was something like the 5th or 6th.

Heck, VA is worth about $44 million today. They have at least that much in assets, So the real cost of buying that company would be very low--virtually nothing for a company like IBM, HPaq, or Sun.

The real question, of course, is what does buying VA really do? What the real product or knowledge that's left? Most of the folks who were VA are long gone.

Posted by jzawodn at September 24, 2002 10:12 PM

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