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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Sounds great. Provide references? Do you suppose that those libraries were provided with MSN propaganda and all the computers run Microsoft Windows only, rather than services, equipment; software of their choosing? Just a little guess: they took what they got and will have to like it.

Yes I'm sure it was horrible to have free hardware/software and support provided on the computing platform that love it hate it, runs on the vast majority of desktops.

Do you honestly think the public library system actually knew what kind of infastructure they wanted?

I highly doubt it went as deep as "We want solaris on the backside and we'd like Macintosh machines for the workstations" or any other combo.

It was probably more like "We'd like to offer the internet for free to people but cannot afford it"

I don't suppose you could provide me with documentation showing that money went into building plants in those affected countries? I can tell you that it didn't. Dirty money, indeed.

What do propose they make at these plants? Vaccines that are the culmination of billions of dollars of research done by big drug companies? I'm sure the people who spent billions developing these drugs will let that happen!

If a charitable organization such as the gates foundation wants the help of medicine companies then yes you can expect the companies that do the research will be involved with end product of the medicine.

Its a charity to fund developments for some hard hitting disease and its aim is to provide needed drugs to people who are suffering and in many cases can't afford the drugs.

Its not a job fair or employment agency.

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