Almost a year ago, I posted an entry to this blog stating my believe that Microsoft is behind SCO’s Linux lawsuit. It turns out that I may have been exactly right. Earlier this month, a leaked SCO memo indicated Microsoft funnelled $86 million of investment money to SCO. Today, one of the investment companies, Baystar, has verified that they did indeed invest heavily in SCO because of Microsoft suggestions.
As I posited in May of last year, Microsoft is again working to try and kill off a competitor. This time they are using SCO to do their dirty work, but the intent is obvious: Microsoft sees Linux as a threat, and wants to kill that threat ASAP. All of a sudden, SCO’s actions seem a lot less mysterious.