Microsoft joins ranks of the indemnifiers

Summary:Nearly two years has passed since Sun COO/president started rattling the "get indemnified or else" saber. Now, Microsoft is extending to almost all of its customers the same indemnification that it once reserved for big corporations.

Nearly two years has passed since Sun COO/president started rattling the "get indemnified or else" saber. Now, Microsoft is extending to almost all of its customers the same indemnification that it once reserved for big corporations. For the most part, I've been pro-indemnification. But, to be honest, since the issue first moved to the front burner, there still haven't been any lawsuits where indemnification would have made a difference to the defendant (nope, not even Daimler Chrysler or Autozone). So, now, I'm wondering (in my latest column) whether this indemnification business is all it's cracked up to be, or if it's just a red herring. Even Dell, which pre-installs Linux for its customers, says it's a non-issue.

Topics: Microsoft

About

David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.