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RE: product liability (was 'we should all be uncomfortable with the extent to which luck..')

  • From: Chance Whaley
  • Date: Wed Jul 25 18:44:01 2001

Funny..

I don't remember IBM or EDS being sued on the times when ATC has failed.
Jeppeson hasn't been sued for issuing incorrect maps either. Software
programmers arent sued when monitoring machines in hospitals fail. Oh
that's right, because there are neat things called "Limits of
Liability", "Gross Negligence", and "Malicious Intent".

Look up the work indemnity. There is a reason why it is in most
boilerplate. In the mean time, I would suggest that people who have no
concept of the legal system refrain from comment about any of this. The
concept of this entire thread is nothing more than mental masturbation.

.chance



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Gary E. Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 3:57 PM
> To: Joseph T. Klein
> Cc: nanog@nanog.org
> Subject: Re: product liability (was 'we should all be
> uncomfortable with
> the extent to which luck..')
>
>
>
> Yo Joseph!
>
> On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Joseph T. Klein wrote:
>
> > Since software, in theory, can't cause physical danger, I suspect
> > the shrink wrap license makes Microsoft immune to any liability.
>
> ROTFL!  What about the WinNT powered flight control systems from
> Avidyne?  NT blue screens when you are in the clouds and death is
> usually shortly follow.  Shrink wrap license or not, the first time
> this happens expect M$ to show up in court.
>
> RGDS
> GARY
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------
> Gary E. Miller Rellim 20340 Empire Ave, Suite E-3, Bend, OR 97701
> 	gem@rellim.com  Tel:+1(541)382-8588 Fax: +1(541)382-8676
>
>





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