Microsoft aims indemnity policy at embedded Linux
"Microsoft today announced it will indemnify customers of its embedded
operating system products more fully against legal threats involving
intellectual property (IP). The move is seen by top embedded analysts as
evidence that Microsoft views Linux and open source as its main competition
in the embedded arena.
Microsoft says its new indemnity policy adds new protections for about 4,000
customers of its Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile software products, and
that the policy puts embedded OS protection even with that offered with the
company's server and desktop products."