You might recall that when SiCortex ceased operations their assets, including the PathScale compiler, went on the auction block. The sale was to have been concluded on the 25th of June. In early July I got in touch with the firm managing the sale, Gerbsman Partners, and got a very polite reply back that they weren’t talking about the results of the sale. Since then no one has talked about those results either. If anyone bought a part of SiCortex, they aren’t telling us.
And evidently we aren’t the only ones. In a story in the Worcester Business Journal (hat tip to HPCwire for the pointer) about the virtues of open source software in the case of companies that go out of business there is mention of the unanswered questions about the SiCortex assets
The auction for SiCortex’s assets closed June 25. The company that ran the auction, Gerbsman Partners of California, has not disclosed publicly the results of the auction and refused to comment for this story.
The Linux Fund, based in Oregon, raised money with the help of Bergstrom to put in a bid on the SiCortex compiler software, according to David Mandel, the fund’s executive director. He declined to say how much the bid was for, but is under the impression that the fund’s bid was not successful.
“I never got any official notice that we didn’t win, but we heard through others that we weren’t successful,” Mandel said.
Which just seems odd. It seems, that even if I don’t know who the winner was, at least the losers would know that they lost.