According to Thomas D. Nadeau:
> BTW, commercial programs are an exception to our rule because
>there are such things as liability laws. If you purchase a program
>from Microsquish that happens to contain a virus which trashes your
>network, then they are liable. However, if you pick up Joe Shmoe's
>word processor off the net and IT trashes your network, good luck
This has gone a bit off the track of the subject.... I would like to
pick up something that someone said about liability of software
producers, it was in relation to Sidewinder but applies to just about
If you carefully read _all_ software license agreements you will find
that buried under the careful legalese is the basic statement: We
don't guarantee this stuff works, it may not do what we say, it may
not do what you want and it's not our responsibility. About all you
really get is that the media is readable.
Basically if you think you have any comeback on a software
manufacturer you are fooling yourself.
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
"Aha! Pronoun problems. It's not `shoot you, shoot you', it's `shoot me,
shoot me'. So, go ahead, shoot ME, shoot ME <BLAM>... You're Despicable"
-- Daffy Duck