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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The deposition is a joke ... right?
by NotParker on Mon 9th Oct 2006 23:24 UTC
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"I became concerned that SCO might be merely a litigation company. As a result, Mr. Emerson and I discussed a variety of investment structures wherein Microsoft would "backstop," or guarantee in some way, BayStar's investment. In addition, I had discussions with Kenneth Lustig, Microsoft's managing director of intellectual property and Tivanka Ellawala, from Microsoft's corporate development department regarding the SCO deal. As part of these discussions, Microsoft assured me that it would in some way guarantee BayStar's investment in SCO. However, Microsoft would not agree to put anything in writing on this point.

8. The other managing members of BayStar and I met with Darl McBride of SCO and heard his pitch about SCO's business and SCO's lawsuit against IBM. We also discussed SCO's lawsuit with David Boies from SCO's outside law firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Mr. Boies informed me that he believed that IBM would settle the case fairly quickly.

9. As a result of Microsoft's and SCO's assurances, the other managing members of Bay Star and I voted unanimously to make the $50 million investment in SCO. the transaction was completed on October 16, 2003."

This is a joke right????????

The guy claims he is concerned that SCO is only in business for suing companies, and all when he meets with SCO all they talk about is lawsuits???????

And he still invests 50 million with nothing in writing from Microsoft???????

This is the kind of testimony we got from Enron executives about to go to jail!!!!

Ha ha ha ha. You OSS fanatcs are sooooo funny!

By the way, whats in Section 13 that PJ censored?

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