Yesterday we mentioned the cash infusion that will refuel SCO's legal battle against Linux. As we said at the time, people would attempt to find various links. The first such evidence (or possibility at the least) is mentioned here.
Not surprisingly people are already trying to work out where the money leads to. Groklaw reckons its found a link to Bill Gates via Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Al Saud. Dana Blankenhorn isn’t convinced.
I will publish an article about this on Monday, but it is hard to speculate much in press. McBride, by the way, is out. Here is one last glimpse at the man who received money from BayStar (after Microsoft's recommendation).
2) When Acacia (a California corporation) sued Apple (a California corporation) for the second time recently in the Southern District of Illinois, I asked out loud in one of my posts, why the SDIL? I think I may know the answer: because it’s faster than Texas. Document Generation v. Allmeds got an 18-month time-to-trial already – June 2009. In Texas, that case would have been slated for trial probably six months later than that, at least. What remains to be seen is if it’s a district that will transfer cases out, like WDWI.