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Washing the windows myths. Legal liability.
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| Software defects? Well, according to windows
| xp professionals eula there is plenty of
| wriggle room. I quote
| LIMITED WARRANTY FOR PRODUCT ACQUIRED IN
| THE US AND CANADA. Microsoft warrants
| that the Product will perform
| substantially in accordance with the
| accompanying materials for a period of
| ninety days from the date of receipt.
| Notice the key word substantially? That is
| their escape hatch. Even if you find a bug
| and wish something done about it under
| warranty, what is done is entirely up to
| In fact, if you really read, I mean really
| read the eula, microsoft have covered their
| rear ends any which way from here to kingdom
| come. There is no way you can bring legal
| action against them, no way you can claim
| damages and you don't have a snowballs chance
| in the Sahara of winning if you did try.
| Not just microsoft either, as I mentioned
| before, just about every software is produced
| as is. No ifs, buts or maybes. Either take it
| or leave it, like it or lump it. You have no
| hook to hang your legal coat on. So to anyone
| who tries to bring out that legal liability
| myth I simply go phffft!
| This myth is just another FUD campaign to
| scare people away from open source. It holds
| no water and is as transparent as glass and
| just as fragile.
UK Court Says Software Company Can Be Liable For Buggy Software
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| That said, software liability has been a hot
| topic in Europe lately, and now Slashdot points
| us to the news that the UK High Court has ruled
| that a software company can be liable for buggy
| software. More specifically, the court found
| that a clause in the license agreement, which
| said it would not be liable for defects was
| found to be an unfair contract term.
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