"I think you'll find his explanation of trials as morality plays
intriguing. He talks about highly technical trials, and how the
judge finally has to decide who he believes, based on credibility.
In the SCO context, I'd say that might not be a winning
"Microsoft's general counsel, Brad Smith, was there too,
although he wasn't at Microsoft at the time, but he is refreshingly
candid about that trial, saying you can't put lipstick on that pig.
He goes on to talk about his efforts to start a new chapter for
Microsoft, which I found interesting in that it provides some
context into Microsoft's efforts to be less obviously horrible
about interoperability, even if you view what is said with one
cynical eye open. In any case, fairness alone would cause me to
mention it to you. Truth is complex and multi-faceted, and it's
really fascinating stuff."