1413477 story SQL Server Developers Face Huge Royalties 574 Posted by michael on Friday February 21, 2003 @10:32AM from the relying-on-microsoft-never-a-good-idea dept. superpat writes "The Register reports that Microsoft licensed SQL Server technology from Timeline. Trouble is, they didn't license the tech for use by MS customers... After 3 1/2 years in the courts, the final judgement rules that MS SQL Server customers must pay Timeline patent royalties. The argument that Microsoft said it was OK is no defence, apparently." News.com.com.com has another story.