Wednesday, February 22, 2006
IP Indemnification that is. In simple terms you are using and OSS product and it is patented by someone else, then you are liable to pay the damages to the patent holder if they sue you. A recent example is that of NTP vs RIM. MS's propagnada machine looks set to go into an overdrive once again. Especially if NTP gains something out of its patent infringement suit. MS has always been publicy critical and dismissive of OSS. Its just raising the pitch now. Why now but?