"Microsoft has a new sales pitch for Linux users: buy our
software and stay out of court.
"The software giant has expanded the indemnity provisions that
go with its software licensing agreements to remove a perennial
sticking point in sales negotiations: who picks up the tab if a
Microsoft customer gets sued because of Microsoft's products.
"In older contracts, Microsoft agreed to pay all legal fees for
volume licence customers who got sued because of Microsoft, but
only up to the value of the software they bought..."