[PLUG] Suse 10.1

Aaron Burt aaron at bavariati.org
Tue Oct 10 13:26:54 PDT 2006


On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 01:08:09PM -0700, Carla Schroder wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 October 2006 12:50, Robert Kopp wrote:
> > 
> > Carlos Konstanski <ckonstanski at pippiandcarlos.com> wrote: When I 
> say "supported", I am strictly speaking in the corporate sense.
> > If I do anything that voids the service agreement, that is unsupported.
> > It matters not a bit that I will never use the service agreement, ever.
> > 
> > "Supported" also means that there is someone to sue if something goes
> > wrong.
> 
> This is repeated so often I'm starting to think it's a myth. Has anyone ever 
> actually sued a tech vendor? You'd think Microsoft would be the leader in 
> lawsuits from unhappy customers.

*Starting* to think it's a myth?  "Who do I sue if something goes
wrong?" is one of the classic anti-OSS arguments.  The only reasonable
answer is, "the same people as you would with propriety junk."

No idea why product-liability law applies to everything but software,
  Aaron



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