Microsoft and SCO: A loving couple?

Well, based on this article on spiegel.de Microsoft paid SCO about 10 Million Dollars, and gave the venture capitalist baystar capital the hint, to invest in SCO. It´s a clever step for Microsoft, because of the license rumours SCO had with IBM during the last months. SCO claims IBM to have used SCO sourcecode in their LINUX systems and wants license-fees of about 5 billion $ , and Microsoft of course wants IBM with LINUX to step far beyond their own operating system „windows“.