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.