ZDNet: Microsoft Indemnifies. But Does It Really Matter to You?

“Nearly two years ago, when SCO started dropping hints that it
might sue customers, Sun’s then executive vice president (now
president and COO) Jonathan Schwartz started talking up the
importance of indemnification and the fact that neither Red Hat nor
IBM were offering indemnification when it came to Linux…

“Since then, HP and Novell have announced Linux indemnification
programs of their own, while Red Hat and IBM have steadfastly
abstained from offering such programs, which in turn has drawn into
question the importance of indemnification…”