Microsoft: Open Source is the devil

Well not precisely. A new IDC study points out that Microsoft's indemnification of its end users over most types of intellectual property claims is much more protection than one is likely to see any time soon from vendors providing open source solutions.

Microsoft, armed with this study has been this part of its "Get the facts" campaign in an effort to thwart the growing popularity of the open source operating system, Linux.

IDC, however, notes that there is no conclusive evidence that indemnification is a major issue for most customers. The long term affect of SCO, who claimed that Linux uses some of its code illegally and therefore all Linux shops may be liable has not, so far, had a measurable impact it seems.

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