Details of Microsoft’s Funding of SCO

By Deane Barker on November 7, 2003

Microsoft millions back SCO case: More on the Microsoft money rolling in the back door of SCO.

The SEC filing confirms that Microsoft, which has much to gain from dissuading businesses from adopting Linux, has paid at least two sums to SCO to licence Unix, the second for $8m.

[…]James Governor, principal analyst at Red Monk, told ‘Microsoft bankrolling a test case in the area of who owns the code for open source is not really so surprising. Microsoft understands that money talks.’”