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]: Groklaw?
by llanitedave on Tue 10th Oct 2006 03:50 UTC
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<"Because PJ is not much of a journalist and has a strong bias against Microsoft. These are the reaons I do not visit Groklaw.">

PJ is more of an analyst than a journalist, and bias or no, her insights have proved correct far more often than not. In addition, the membership boasts some other fine minds -- the power of Groklaw is not simply Pamela herself, but the entire synthesis provided by the "many eyes" concept applied to the legal side.

True, there's a lot of noise sometimes obscuring the signal, but when you make the effort to read the signal, you learn a lot.

I think Groklaw has been valuable as well in digging up information that lawyers could use. Why else would Darl McBride and his hired goons be so obsessed with PJ?

Without Groklaw, SCO's FUD attack would have been far more successful than it was, even though ultimately they would probably still have lost the case.(cases)

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