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Daeron

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Apr 4, 2004, 3:54:27 PM4/4/04
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April 03 2004:

"On April 2nd, 2004, Sun Microsystems announced that it reached several
agreements with its longtime foe, Microsoft. The agreements will center
around a series of payments to Sun that total $1.95 billion."

Oct 16 2003
BayStar Capital has invested in SCO to the tune of $50 million.

October 12 2003:
Mike Anderer sends an email to Chris Sontag.

"Microsoft also indicated there was a lot more money out there and they
would clearly rather use Baystar "like" entities to help us get
signifigantly more money if we want to grow further or do acquisitions"
http://www.opensource.org/halloween/halloween10.html

Aug 11 2003:
A mystery licencee appears. SCO announces that they have sold a Linux
license. What they don't announce is to whom they sold it and how much
was paid ..

July 10 2003:
.. Meanwhile, back in the US, details of a deal between Sun Microsystems
and SCO come to light. The pact, actually signed before the
Microsoft-SCO deal gives Sun increased rights over its own Unix variant.
It also grants Sun the right to purchase 210,000 shares of SCO stock at
$1.83 USD.

May 19 2003:
Microsoft, who up to this point has remained silent on the issue of SCO
vs. IBM, buys a Unix license from SCO ..

March 6 2003:
SCO drops a somewhat pre-announced bombshell. The company files suit in
the 3rd District Court of Utah against IBM for "misappropriation of
trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of contract and tortious
interference with its business" ..

June xx 2003:
Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy have a friendly game of golf.

'But McNealy toned down his "Microsoft vs. mankind" rhetoric last June,
when he called Ballmer about potential collaboration.

"I just said, `Hey, Steve, why don't we get together, play golf pick and
date and let's do it,'" McNealy said Friday.'
http://www.ev1.net/english/news/newsarticle.asp?articleID=21391764&subject=technology

Jan 10 2003:
Maureen O'Gara of LinuxGram posts a story that SCO is planning on suing
Linux vendors for using proprietary Unix intellectual property ..

Aug 26 2002:
Caldera announces that they're changing their name to the SCO Group ..

August 02 2000:
Linux distribution developer Caldera acquires the Santa Cruz Operation's
(SCO) Unix server division. SCO receives 28% of Caldera's stock, 7
million USD in cash and 18 million USD in loan guarantees from The
Canopy Group, a venture capital firm and Caldera's major shareholder.

- http://www.linux.org/news/sco/timeline.html
- http://www.threenorth.com/sco/timeline.html

Daeron

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Apr 5, 2004, 12:16:49 PM4/5/04
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Daeron wrote:

updated ...

April 03 2004:
"On April 2nd, 2004, Sun Microsystems announced that it reached several
agreements with its longtime foe, Microsoft. The agreements will center
around a series of payments to Sun that total $1.95 billion."

Oct 16 2003
BayStar Capital has invested in SCO to the tune of $50 million.

October 12 2003:
Mike Anderer sends an email to Chris Sontag ..

"Microsoft also indicated there was a lot more money out there and they
would clearly rather use Baystar "like" entities to help us get
signifigantly more money if we want to grow further or do acquisitions"
http://www.opensource.org/halloween/halloween10.html

July 10 2003:


.. Meanwhile, back in the US, details of a deal between Sun Microsystems
and SCO come to light. The pact, actually signed before the
Microsoft-SCO deal gives Sun increased rights over its own Unix variant.
It also grants Sun the right to purchase 210,000 shares of SCO stock at
$1.83 USD.

May 19 2003:
Microsoft, who up to this point has remained silent on the issue of SCO
vs. IBM, buys a Unix license from SCO ..

March 06 2003:


SCO drops a somewhat pre-announced bombshell. The company files suit in
the 3rd District Court of Utah against IBM for "misappropriation of
trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of contract and tortious
interference with its business" ..

June xx 2003:
Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy have a friendly game of golf.

'But McNealy toned down his "Microsoft vs. mankind" rhetoric last June,
when he called Ballmer about potential collaboration.

"I just said, `Hey, Steve, why don't we get together, play golf pick and
date and let's do it,'" McNealy said Friday.'
http://www.ev1.net/english/news/newsarticle.asp?articleID=21391764&subject=technology

Jan 10 2003:
Maureen O'Gara of LinuxGram posts a story that SCO is planning on suing
Linux vendors for using proprietary Unix intellectual property ..

Aug 26 2002:
Caldera announces that they're changing their name to the SCO Group ..

June 27 2002:
Ransom Love is ousted as CEO of Caldera and is replaced by Darl McBride

Oct xx 2000:
SCO requests the destruction of 937 boxes of documents held under seal
relating to an out of court settlement between Caldera (now SCO) and
Microsoft.

August 02 2000:
Linux distribution developer Caldera acquires the Santa Cruz Operation's
(SCO) Unix server division. SCO receives 28% of Caldera's stock, 7
million USD in cash and 18 million USD in loan guarantees from The
Canopy Group, a venture capital firm and Caldera's major shareholder.


The 937 boxes of court-ordered documents had been safeguarded by Redman
Records of Salt Lake City since the mid-1990s as part of Caldera
International's unfair-competition lawsuit against Microsoft.

That suit was settled in January 2000 .. In October, the company
persuaded U.S. District Judge Dee Benson to order their destruction.

However, just as the shredding was to begin, Sun Microsystem's attorneys
halted it with a subpoena. The company, seeking evidence that might help
in its own antitrust suit against Microsoft, eventually pulled out 40
boxes of the computer giant's secret internal communications for digital
imaging.

[...]

"I have written confirmation that several hundred boxes have already
been turned into paper mulch," said J. Harrison Colter, an attorney for
the Canopy Group, which is now representing SCO/Caldera in the documents
matter.

http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=29450
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I wonder what's going to happen to all those digitised documents ;)

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