Saturday, June 03, 2006

oss and bug liability

Glyn Moody writes about Bruce Schneier's Wired article discussing software vendor liability; Moody mentiones that if vendors carry bug liability it might scare open-source software developers out of existence.

I disagree... I think perhaps the legal liability would provide an exception for open-source vendors since you can look under the hood before you use the software. Not only that, but you can fix it yourself. On the other hand, when you buy a Microsoft product, you just have to trust that it will work as advertised.

(via Slashdot)

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