product liability (was 'we should all be uncomfortable with t he extent to which luck..')

Roeland Meyer rmeyer at
Wed Jul 25 07:05:13 UTC 2001

> From: William Allen Simpson [mailto:wsimpson at]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 11:43 PM

> Perhaps a different approach is in order -- product liability.  

> Network operators have been injured by the distribution of 
> buggy software from M$.  We need to be compensated for our 
> time and expenses.
> End users need to be compensated for their costs to upgrade.
> A check in the mail would be a better incentive to 
> administrators than "automatic" updates.

Now *there's* a thought. However, all software companies carry product
liability insurance. It's sometimes called a shrink-wrap license. You might
actually try reading it the next time you purchase and install software.

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