Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Microsoft Damage Control

I am downloading the MS SQL Server JDBC driver for some testing I need to do, and saw this in their license agreement:
LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF REMEDIES AND DAMAGES. You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.

That is so generous of them - they are willing to pay your $5.00 if their software causes some sort of damage. For instance, the JDBC driver has a bug that causes data corruption in my central IT database, and I can get $5.00 from Microsoft to cover the damages.

Generous to a fault, those guys are. What will the stockholders have to say about that?

1 comment:

mjb said...

You should also consider the jTDS driver - it works with all flavors of SQL SERVER and Sybase, and actually has a better reputation for speed and compatibility than the MS driver.