First, Ruth Kaczmarek, an independent programmer who develops products that use Microsoft's Foxpro database, is suing the software giant, claiming it provided a package called Visual Foxpro 6.0, despite knowing it has a glitch. On Microsoft's own Year 2000 page it is made plain that the program assumes two-digit year dates are in the 20th century.
Ms Kaczmarek wants Microsoft to write a "patch" but Microsoft doesn't.
Meanwhile, consulting firm Arthur Andersen is suing one of its customers, retailing company J Baker, which had the cheek to demand a free upgrade for a sales system Andersen's had supplied. Andersen claims in its suit that J Baker knew the system relied on a two-digit date system.
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