On 5 Feb 2013, at 09:05, Bill Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2/3/13 at 8:22 PM, email@example.com (Matthias Bode) wrote: > >> 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. > > Why do you reach the conclusion of "serious limitation"? All > that is really happening here is Wolfram is essentially > transferring legal responsibility for problems to the user. Not > any different than is typical of software developers. > > I don't think you can find any software with comparable > complexity/power to Mathematica that is bug free despite best > effort/intention of the software developer/programmer. Given > that, why would any software developer want to be held legally > responsible for damage etc caused by a bug he failed to find. > > Expecting Wolfram to willingly accept legal responsibility for > damages due to bugs in Mathematica is simply unrealistic. And it > is equally unrealistic to expect a developer of any similar > software to take willingly legal responsibility for damage > caused by bugs. > >
I think you missed the rather obvious sarcasm of Matthias's reply.