Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Nov 2007 19:46 UTC, submitted by WillM
Microsoft "InformationWeek recently interviewed Bill Hilf, Microsoft's leading light on open source issues. Since coming to Microsoft from IBM in 2003, Hilf has been inextricably involved with Microsoft's strategy for dealing with Linux. He's recently been appointed general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, which means he's taking on an expanded role, but open source is still one of his core issues."
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RE: FUD and Lies
by jayson.knight on Fri 16th Nov 2007 22:03 UTC in reply to "FUD and Lies"
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"You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to the amount you paid for the software. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages."

Name a single company on the planet who will offer that guarantee. I'd wait for you to find one, but I'm afraid I'd be old and grey by then. The 2 clauses you quoted are completely unrelated, and you quoting them together is a feeble attempt at grasping at straws which don't exist.

If you follow MS best practices, along with other industry best practices, you shouldn't ever suffer from catastrophic loss. How could anyone hold a single company responsible for mistakes made by how folks who bought the product (mis)used it?

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RE[2]: FUD and Lies
by walterbyrd on Fri 16th Nov 2007 23:16 in reply to "RE: FUD and Lies"
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>>Name a single company on the planet who will offer that guarantee<<

You missed the point. It is hypocritical of msft to criticize F/OSS for not making such a guarantee, when msft doesn't make that guarantee either.

Your question should be directed at bill hilf.

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In other fields, that warranty is given
by gustl on Mon 19th Nov 2007 08:40 in reply to "RE: FUD and Lies"
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Any real world steer-by-wire system MUST give this warranty.
That is why that software can do 1/100th and cost 1000 times more than usual desktop software.

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