[linux-elitists] SCO - microsoft's licence

Martin Pool mbp@sourcefrog.net
Fri Aug 8 17:05:13 PDT 2003


    What does it cost to license an OS you don't really need? A cool
    $6 million. That's the figure a Microsoft sales pro let slip when
    asked why the Redmond boys acquired a Unix license from The SCO
    Group. According to my source, the pro said Microsoft ponied up
    because "SCO needed money for their lawsuit problem." SCO PR dude
    Blake Stowell issued a staunch denial, saying MS wants the code
    for its Services for Unix product. Still, $6 mil would certainly
    keep SCO attorney David Boies' legal machine nicely oiled -- and
    the news is sure to make thousands of Microsoft conspiracy
    theorists happy.


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