The Register: Email 'Leak' Suggests SCO Got Up to $100m from MS
Mar 04, 2004, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
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"The email, published here with useful annotations at
Opensource.org, purports to be from Mike Anderer of S2 Strategic
Consulting to Chris Sontag, VP and GM of the SCOsource, with
responsibility for the company's IP holdings. It is cced to SCO CFO
Bob Bench. S2 itself has done contract work for SCO, and the email
appears to concern SCO IP licensing as a route for obtaining
funding from Redmond.
"VC outfit Baystar Capital is referred to as a 'Microsoft
referral,' this wording appearing to support suggestions that the
$50 million SCO received from Baystar in 2003 was connected to
Microsoft. 'Microsoft also indicated,' it says, 'there was a lot of
money out there and they would clearly rather use Baystar 'like'
entities to help us get signifigantly [sic] more money if we want
to grow further or do acquisitions...'"