Linux Magazine takes a look
at Canonical's new Advantage support program. The program is available in several levels for both desktops and servers and includes many of the expected features, but one that's a bit surprising: indemnification in case of patent (or other) claims.
"One interesting new development is the offer of protection from litigation. Yes, although Canonical (unlike Novell) told Microsoft to go jump, it is selling protection from 'intellectual property' risks which might arise through the use of Linux. Hmm, that's curious, isn't it? In one way, its sort of playing into the whole racket. 'Ubuntu Linux could be at risk, so just pay us some money and we'll make sure that youre covered.'
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