Microsoft's BayStar links went deeper than Emerson

Former SCO Group investor BayStar Capital had meetings with at least three Microsoft Corp employees before being convinced to invest in the litigious Unix vendor, according to the sworn declaration of BayStar managing general partner, Larry Goldfarb.

An IBM Corp memorandum to support a motion for summary judgment against SCO earlier this week quoted Goldfarb as saying he was told by Microsoft’s then senior vice president of corporate development and strategy, Richard Emerson, that the company would "backstop or guarantee in some way, BayStar’s investment".

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