[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Mon Oct 20 06:26:58 CDT 2003

I'd wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already
written this off as a loss.  Also, goodwill expenses of
this type must be amortized over the span of several
years.  It may not be worth it for them at this point.


On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:29:58 +0200 (IST)
"Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com> wrote:
> As it sits now, it's worthless, if it is given away,
> they could write off its "value" as a goodwill
> expense. For example, value it at $100m and sell it
> to the FSF for $1 and take the loss off their taxes.
> That's$33m less income tax they would have to pay.

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