The fact that WRI does not even "recommend the use of the Product" in instances where it could "threaten" ... "injury, or significant loss" does indeed constitute a most serious limitation to "the Product's" usefulness.
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> From: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Mathematica and Lisp > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2013 02:46:43 -0500 > > On 2/1/2013 10:15 PM, email@example.com wrote: > <snip> > > > http://www.wolfram.com/legal/agreements/wolfram-mathematica.html > > > > I believe somewhere the documentation recommends against use for certain types of > >life-safety applications involving real-time computation. > >That's not the same thing as designing a bridge, or a jet plane, > >or landing control software, or medical devices, or drugs, or... > > > > Thanks for the pointer to the right page. If you read it says,under > Limited Warranty and Disclaimer > > "WRI does not recommend the use of the Product for applications in which > errors and/or omissions could threaten life, injury, or significant loss. " > > My comment was, in any case, facetious. Software vendors typically > make such disclaimers, though their legal relevance is perhaps > questionable if a dispute arises. I am not a lawyer though. > > RJF >