In the Star Wars universe, nobody ever really wins anything. When good "wins" evil remains, and when evil remains, good goes into hiding to repeat the cycle. That won't be the case when MMO Star Wars Galaxies ends, though. When it ends, it'll end.
With the game being shut down on December 15, the developers have decided to give the apocalyptic event a little meaning. Shortly before the game's end, all points earned in the ongoing Galactic Civil War mode (ie Rebels vs Empire) will be tallied, and the winner will, well, actually win.