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Microsoft helped company finance legal battle over Linux, investor says

Microsoft Corp. helped a Utah company raise money for its legal challenge to the open-source Linux operating system, an investor said in a court filing. In a sworn statement, Lawrence R. Goldfarb, a founder of BayStar Capital Management of Larkspur, Calif., said he invested $50 million in The SCO Group Inc. at the urging of Microsoft executives who promised to guarantee BayStar’s investment against any losses.

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