What Microsoft Learned From SCO

Summary:Microsoft didn't entirely waste that $50 million it indirectly put into SCO Linux. It learned how scary lawyers are to customers.

Microsoft didn't entirely waste that $50 million it indirectly put into SCO Linux.

It learned how scary lawyers are to customers. It learned all about the issue of "software indemnity."

And now it's aiming to get a return on that investment.

How else do you explain this "Intellectual Property Indemnity" plan the Gates Gang sprang on customers today?

"It will indemnify nearly all its customers against any claims that their use of Microsoft software infringed on any intellectual property claims.">

All this will be part of a new campaign, dubbed Get The Facts, which aims to scare businesses away from Linux by claiming there are a horde of angry lawyers ready to sue them for using Linux software. Big Microsoft will protect you is the message.

Me like Microsoft. When me buy TV me always get the extended warranty. How can me lose? (Just checking to see if your satire detector is on.)

Topics: Microsoft

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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