On 2006-02-10, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "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.
What's funny is that it's never been needed for Linux. But it has come
up for Microsoft products:
And, in a quote sure to peg the irony meter:
"It's important to note that Timeline has a history throughout this
case of presenting issues to create uncertainty among our customers,"
said Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler.
Ray Ingles (313) 227-2317
"When your [profit] margins are more sensitive to Bill Gates'
pricing whims than they are the price of oil, that's an
untenable position for a large company to be in."
-- John Chapman Sr., BP Amoco Technology Executive