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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If the statement is true...
by Marcellus on Mon 9th Oct 2006 19:32 UTC
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...then the responsible person at MicroSoft acted on his own for something that MS recognized would be bad for them and so fired this Emerson accordingly.

And being Groklaw, it's no surprise the article does everything possible to discredit MS for this. I'm not sure if PJ really hates MS, but at the least she's using (and have used in the past as well) anti-MS propaganda, FUD and outright lies to gain standing among the F/OSS communities.

The FACT that is posted is interesting at times... if you can ignore biased interpretations of the facts posted.

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