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

Gary E. Miller gem at
Wed Jul 25 23:31:58 UTC 2001

Yo Chance!

Oh really?  Then what about the Avrotec primary flight control system
and the Avidyne nav system?  They run NT and they are FAA certified
for their purpose.  So maybe _every_ piece, except a few?

Here is an article on WinNT powering the Avrotech in the new Lancair 400.
It is being used as the PRIMARY flight control system on an FAA certified

Gary E. Miller Rellim 20340 Empire Ave, Suite E-3, Bend, OR 97701
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On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Chance Whaley wrote:

> on MS platforms (and there are quite a few). From the license on _every_
> piece of MS software:
> High Risk Activities. The Software is not fault-tolerant and is not
> designed or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring
> fail-safe performance, including without limitation, in the operation of
> nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air
> traffic control, weapons systems, direct life-support machines, or any
> other application in which the failure of the Software could lead
> directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or property
> damage (collectively, "High Risk Activities"). Microsoft expressly
> disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for High Risk
> Activities.

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