Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Oct 2006 17:30 UTC, submitted by JCooper
SCO, Caldera, Unixware A declaration by SCO's backer, BayStar has revealed that the software Giant Microsoft had more links to the anti-Linux bad-boy. The declaration made by from BayStar general partner Larry Goldfarb has turned up as part of IBM's evidence to the court. Goldfarb says that Baystar had been chucking USD 50 million at SCO despite concerns that it had a high cash burn rate. He also claims that former Microsoft senior VP for corporate development and strategy Richard Emerson discussed "a variety of investment structures wherein Microsoft would 'backstop', or guarantee in some way, BayStar's investment". Thanks to The Inq for the summary.
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RE[3]: Nothing new
by sbergman27 on Mon 9th Oct 2006 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing new"
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Well, if I were a professional venture capital firm getting ready to invest 50 million, based upon one company's recommendation, into another company that looked a bit shaky to to me, and the first company was talking about guaranteeing the investment in some way... I think it would have occurred to me to get something in writing.

Something smells a bit fishy, here... and I despise MS.

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