Time for an update from SCOland: Groklaw has the declaration from Lawrence Goldfarb
, one of the founders of BayStar. "Sometime in 2003, I was approached by Richard Emerson (Microsoft's senior vice president for corporate development and strategy) about investing in SCO, a company about which I knew little or nothing at the time. Mr. Emerson stated that Microsoft wished to promote SCO and its pending lawsuit about IBM and the Linux operating system. But Microsoft did not want to be seen as attacking IBM or Linux. For that reason, Microsoft wanted to further its interest through independent investors like BayStar.
" The bad news, from SCO's point of view, is that, according to this testimony, IBM had nothing to do with BayStar's subsequent decision to bail out of the SCO investment.
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