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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Marcellus
Member since:
2005-08-26

The article this news is about had enough FUD-slinging. And I've said before that the FACT that is posted is interesting enough. It's the additional "analysises" by PJ in which she adds FUD whenever she gets the chance to that makes me mostly ignore Groklaw.

As for lies, I am not going to go through hundreds of pages to prove that point, so ignore that point if you feel like.

I'm not interested in "mod up", so save your points for people that is better at writing and arguing.

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//The article this news is about had enough FUD-slinging. And I've said before that the FACT that is posted is interesting enough. It's the additional "analysises" by PJ in which she adds FUD whenever she gets the chance to that makes me mostly ignore Groklaw.

As for lies, I am not going to go through hundreds of pages to prove that point, so ignore that point if you feel like.//

Amazing.

This is a link to an article which quotes a sworn statement to the effect that MS high-up management promised to underwrite BayStar investment in the faux SCOG case against Linux.

Yet people still come on OSNews and defend Microsoft and call FUD. What reason could they possibly have to be so blind and biased? Why defend an already proven monopolist antitrust abuser when there is direct evidence they are doing it again?

How can it be FUD to quote a sworn statement?

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Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

Ah! The well-known Microsoft 180. Kiss kiss, let's do a deal. Drop dead. Well, not to try to teach Mr. Goldfarb anything, since he's the businessman, not I, but isn't life's highway littered with companies who thought it'd be remunerative to be a Microsoft partner, only to end up as roadkill?

I'm pretty sure I can't find THAT in the sworn statement.
If you bothered to read what I actually wrote I did NOT target the statement that was posted, but I targeted PJ's comments that were in the article.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

How can it be FUD to quote a sworn statement?

Well, people don't like facts that goes against their beliefs. When that happens they will call FUD on you.

Their rule no. 1 is: Do Not Confuse Me With Facts.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

As for lies, I am not going to go through hundreds of pages to prove that point, so ignore that point if you feel like.

So basically, you want to spread all the FUD you can about Groklaw and PJ, and when confronted about it, you don't want to point to anything at all...

[sarcasm]Waaauuuwww... Very intelligent...[/sarcasm]

So far PJ's analysises have been pretty acurate, so it doesn't matter if you don't like it. She provides links to the information she analyses, so you can just make your own analyse on it.

But considering you don't want to point to anything, I sincerely doubt your analysises can be considered valid at all.

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Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

So I'm a FUDster because I don't have memory good enough to remember exactly what was written before and when. Good to know.

PJ's analyses have been full of FUDslinging every time she gets a chance to sling FUD around. I am not contesting the documents discussed.
FYI, I used to think groklaw was a good place to visit and read about the case... until PJ became rabid and posted comments that had no other purpose than to gain followers in the F/OSS communities. She should have stuck to simply reporting and explaining different parts of the documents.

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