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  1. #1
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    * Microsoft raises $86 million for SCO

    http://slashdot.org/articles/04/03/04/1347234.shtml

    Microsoft and SCO....what a couple.

    - John C.

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    Well I won't be buying any windows servers period after this little stunt. I'll just run ChiliASP. Wouldn't this memo prove Microsoft is trying to monopolize the Operating System industry?
    Kerry Jones

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    From Opensource.org:
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    There you have it. A hundred million funnelled from Microsoft to SCO, of which they have $68.5 million left. Their 10Qs reveal that every other line of cash inflow is statistical noise by comparison. The brave new SCOsource business model is now clear: sue your customers, shill for Microsoft, kite your stock, and pray you stay out of jail.

    Five days after this memo was written, SCO's PR chief Blake Stowell responded to widespread speculation that Microsoft was behind the Bystar deal by vehemently denying it.

    This continues to be SCO's party line. Their response acknowledges that the memo is authentic but claims that Anderer the consultant they hired to find, handle, and brief the Board Of Directors about this kind of Transaction (see the Statement of Work in his contract with SCO), was mistaken about the deal. They would have us believe that Anderer wrote this memo to Chris Sontag expecting to collect a commission for bringing in Microsoft on a deal that, according to SCO, didn't involve Microsoft at all.

    SCO's response is of the form "the memo is genuine, but..." It's a valiant attempt to put something after the "but" that might possibly make some sort of difference, but...they are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic when they quibble about the specifics. OK, Perhaps Blake Stowell isn't lying through his teeth, but was kept out of the loop so he could honestly deny all knowledge of Microsoft's involvement. If so, we wonder what else SCO's director of PR doesn't know...
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